FREDERICTON (GNB) – Nine teachers and two early childhood educators in the anglophone sector have received Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards in recognition of their exceptional work during the 2017-18 school year.

“On behalf of New Brunswickers, I applaud all nominees and congratulate the incredible recipients,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “Their dedication, creativity and innovation in educating our children and youth is something to be celebrated and shared.”

The awards recognize those who have shown exceptional dedication, ingenuity, leadership, passion and professionalism in the education and early learning systems. They also highlight the success of innovative methods of fostering the development of young children and students; exceptional efforts to promote a positive learning environment; and initiatives to support students with difficulties.

The following educators received awards during a ceremony held on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Fredericton:

Anglophone North School District:

·         Cynthia Harquail, L.E. Reinsborough School, Dalhousie

·         Elizabeth Price, school district First Nations education lead, Miramichi

Anglophone East School District:

·         Benjamin Kelly, Caledonia Regional High School, Hillsborough

·         Pamela Fowler, Riverview High School

Anglophone South School District:

·         Sharlene Jackson and Shawnee McConchie, Wonderland Childcare, Norton

·         Andrew Jones, Grand Manan Community School

·         Christopher Graham, Saint John High School

Anglophone West School District:

·         Beverly Loker-French, Hubbard Avenue Elementary School, Oromocto

·         Judy Anderson, McAdam High School

·         Susan Mabie, Canterbury High School

The government’s 10-year education plans aim to improve educational outcomes and better prepare young people for the future. They set objectives in priority areas to create inclusive environments for all learners, create lifelong learners, support educational leaders and bring stability to the system.