October 5, 2021 – Recognizing World Teachers’ Day and Manitoba’s Outstanding Educators: Cullen
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021-22 Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards to recognize achievements in education, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.
“On this World Teachers’ Day, we take the time to acknowledge Manitoba’s dedicated teachers and school administrators,” said Cullen. “Manitoba educators provide outstanding service every day, and continue to do so during the pandemic. The Excellence in Education Awards provide an opportunity to recognize educators who are making a special difference in the lives of their students.”
The province is now accepting nominations to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- teaching excellence (three awards);
- outstanding new teacher (one award);
- outstanding team collaboration (one award);
- outstanding school leader (one award); and
- Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education (one award).
Parents, students, school trustees, teachers and school or school division administrators are invited to submit nominations by the Dec. 2 deadline. Nominees must be educators who hold a valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificate and work directly with kindergarten to Grade 12 students in a school setting on a daily basis. Each award recipient will receive $500 and a framed certificate.
The selection committee includes representatives from Manitoba Education, Manitoba School Boards Association, Manitoba Association of Parent Councils and Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools.
“I want to thank our educators for the work they do, supporting our children and ensuring they can succeed,” said Cullen. “We know teachers are an incredibly dedicated group, and we hope the community responds to this call for nominations.”
Information on past recipients and on the nomination process, including selection criteria and required forms, can be found at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/excellence/.
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