Parker recognized with NSSBA's highest honour

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 26 /CNW/ - The Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA) is pleased to announce that Rosalee Parker is the recipient of the 2010 Montgomery Award. She will be receiving the award on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the association's 56th annual general meeting.

Rosalee Parker is a 26-year member of the Strait Regional School Board (SRSB). She dedicates her efforts to making a difference for all students and advocates for equitable programming for small, isolated rural schools. "Rosalee demonstrates a distinct professional approach as a school board member, with a sincere respect for the contributions of board members and staff," says SRSB Board Chair Mary Jess MacDonald. "Her experiences enable her to be a flexible and accommodating board member."

The Montgomery Award was developed to recognize outstanding school board service on both the local and provincial level that results in positive change for students. The award is named after the association's first president, Hector Montgomery, who founded the NSSBA in 1954.

School boards across the province were invited to nominate a member, and an external panel made the selection. The panel was chaired by Rick Piper, director of corporate accounts for Medavie Blue Cross. He was joined by Trish Vardy, RBC advisor, public affairs & community relations, Royal Bank Canada; Michelle Murton, nutritionist, Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection; Kim George, president, Limelight Communications Ltd. and Chris Conrad, regional sales manager, Trade Centre Limited.

The NSSBA is the provincial voice for school boards.

SOURCE NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

For further information: For further information: Sharon Findlay MacPhee, Communications Manager, NSSBA, (902) 491-2856 (O), (902) 221-6881 (C)

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