Clarence Reddick to receive NSSBA Education Week Partner Award

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 16 /CNW/ - Clarence Reddick, African Nova Scotian representative on the Strait Regional School Board, is the 2010 recipient of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA) Education Week Partner Award. He will be honoured at the Provincial Education Week Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 19 at the Black Cultural Centre in Dartmouth at 2 p.m. Provincial Education Week runs from April 18-24. This year's theme is Equity in Education: Supporting All Students/ Équité en éducation: Soutenir tous les étudiants.

"Clarence Reddick is a strong supporter of equity in the public school system" says NSSBA President Ron Marks. "His contribution to his community and advocacy efforts at the board level reflects his passion for equitable education for all students. NSSBA is proud to present our Education Week Partner Award to Clarence." Reddick has always taken an avid interest in the culture and preservation of history, especially in the Black culture. He is a strong supporter of and contributor to the Afrikan Heritage and Friendship Centre in Guysborough since its inception where he served on its steering committee. In 2007, Reddick received a Community Recognition Award from the Afrikan Canadian Heritage and Friendship Centre. He also supports two bursaries at Guysborough Academy for African Nova Scotian graduates. Reddick's special interests include the economic development of African Nova Scotian communities, the education of African Nova Scotian children and the preservation of African Heritage. Reddick's firm belief is to advocate for equity in education for African Nova Scotian learners, while supporting excellence in education for all learners.

Education Week partners include the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, La Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia Department of Education, the Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators and the Nova Scotia School Boards Association. The partner awards recognize representatives who make significant contributions to the lives of young people and enable each of the six education partners to recognize a member who has contributed significantly to student achievement. The emphasis is also on the member's particular interest in the Education Week theme.

The NSSBA is the provincial voice for school boards. It has been serving school boards since 1954.

SOURCE NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

For further information: For further information: Ronald G. Marks, president, NSSBA, (902) 752-1323 (H), (902) 491-2852 (O), (902) 396-7519 (cell); Meghan Kelly, communications coordinator, NSSBA, (902) 491-2860 (O)

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