Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022/23 Excellence in Education Awards, Education and Early Childhood Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today to mark World Teachers’ Day.
“Every day, our educators help young Manitobans to learn, grow and reach their full potential,” said Ewasko. “On World Teachers’ Day, the day we celebrate educators around the world, our government is calling on students, parents, guardians, colleagues and administrators to nominate outstanding educators who they feel are making a special difference in the lives of students and deserve to be recognized.”
Since 2006, the government has formally recognized outstanding contributions of Manitoba educators through the Excellence in Education Awards.
To be nominated, educators must hold a valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificate and work directly with kindergarten to Grade 12 students in a school setting on a daily basis.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- teaching excellence award;
- outstanding new teacher award;
- outstanding team collaboration award;
- outstanding school leader award; and
- premier’s award for excellence in education.
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee including representatives from Manitoba Association of Parent Councils, Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools and Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning.
Award recipients will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary gift of $500, and will be honoured at an award reception held at the Legislative Building during Education Week in April 2023.
The submission deadline for nominations is Dec. 2.
For more information and nomination criteria, visit: https://edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/excellence/index.html.
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