Nominate an outstanding educator for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

Know a great teacher, support worker or administrator who deserves some recognition? Nominate them for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education.

The second annual awards recognizes teachers, support staff, principals, vice-principals and school and district administrators who go above and beyond for their students, according to a press release.

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Educators in the public, independent or First Nations’ school system are eligible, and folks have until March 31 to nominate someone. Winners will receive a $3,000 bursary for professional development, a $2,000 contribution to their school for professional learning and a piece of commemorative artwork, according to the release.

The 30 finalists will be announced in April, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Oct. 4.

“At last year’s inaugural excellence in education awards, we heard stories of how innovative and caring education professionals throughout the province are positively impacting the lives of students,” said Premier John Horgan in the release. “This year, we’re looking forward to even more amazing stories of B.C. teachers, administrators and support staff working hard to ensure all students are set up for success.”

There are 10 awards up for grabs, including six for teachers, two for school and district administrators, and two for support staff members. For details or to nominate someone, go to www.gov.bc.ca/excellenceineducation.

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