HALIFAX, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - His Honour, Brigadier-General the
Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd) Lieutenant Governor of Nova
Scotia, has re-established the Lieutenant Governor's Teaching Award in
partnership with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. The Lieutenant
Governor's Teaching Award was instituted by the Honourable Myra A.
Freeman, CM, ONS, MSM in 2005 to celebrate the positive influence
teachers have on the students and communities they serve.
"Every day, teachers across the province go above and beyond the call of
duty to support their students, their communities and their
profession," says Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "It is my great pleasure to
recognize their extraordinary service to the people of Nova Scotia with
this lieutenant governor's award."
Each year a teacher will be selected to represent the teaching
profession in Nova Scotia. Potential recipients are nominated by
colleagues, active teachers, administrators or Community College
members of the NSTU. The recipient will exemplify the outstanding
leadership, dedication, commitment, and achievement by teachers to the
youth of our province within our public schools and the Community
College to foster the growth of their students, their communities and
"This award highlights and celebrates the positive influence teachers
and Community College members have on the students and communities they
serve," says NSTU president, Shelley Morse. "We are pleased His Honour
has re-established this award and are honoured to continue to
participate in this initiative."
To be eligible, the successful candidate must be an active teacher or
administrator working in a Nova Scotia public school or Community
College and a member of the NSTU.
The Lieutenant Governor and the NSTU president will host an Award
Recognition Ceremony for the recipient of the award at a date yet to be
determined. The Lieutenant Governor's Teaching Award is generously
supported by Johnson Inc.
Members of the Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) executive and a
representative from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor comprise the
award selection committee. The deadline for the nomination forms is
Friday, February 14, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. Nomination forms are found on
the NSTU website at nstu.ca.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents more than 10,000 public school
teachers, Community College faculty and professional support staff and
teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education
Authority. Since 1895, it has worked to improve the quality of public
education in Nova Scotia.
SOURCE: Nova Scotia Teachers Union
For further information:
Angela Murray, NSTU Public Relations Coordinator
Direct: 902-479-4708, Cell: 902-497-0194, firstname.lastname@example.org, @NSTeachersUnion.