FREDERICTON (GNB) – Ten educators in the anglophone sector have been presented with the Minister’s Excellence in Education award recognizing their outstanding work.

“Thank you and congratulations to all of this year’s recipients for going above and beyond for their students,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “Your work is inspirational and New Brunswick is fortunate to have educators that possess so much passion and creativity for helping students foster a love of learning that will follow them throughout their lives.”

The following received awards during a banquet and ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Fredericton:

Anglophone North School District:

  • Lesley Stewart, Max Aitken Academy, Miramichi
  • Angela Young, Campbellton Middle School

Anglophone South School District:

  • Susan Boyle, Dr. A. T. Leatherbarrow Primary School, Hampton
  • Shane Kelbaugh, Rothesay High School
  • Paul Kelly, Hazen-White–St. Francis School, Saint John

Anglophone East School District:

  • Jonathan Godbout, Frank L. Bowser School, Riverview
  • Venessa Poirier-LeBlanc, Bessborough School, Moncton

Anglophone West School District:

  • Ginger Carson, Devon Middle School, Fredericton
  • Sheila Morgan, Summerhill Street Elementary School, Oromocto
  • Alice Sewell, Fredericton High School

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.