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CCRCE has two award options to acknowledge staff members of their outstanding work. 

Nova Scotia Education Week Awards

Education Week 2024 runs from April 14 to 20 and provides a special opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators, school support staff and partners for their outstanding work relative to the Education Week theme.

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This year’s theme is Connections to Community

This year's theme recognizes educators who take deliberate effort to enhance and empower their larger school communities, including families and the community at large. Connections to Community celebrates staff who build strong relationships between the school and the community as part of meeting the needs of their students.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients!

One Teacher /Specialist award from each NSTU Local

  • Pictou: Kelly Chisholm-MacDonald, Northumberland Regional High School
  • Cumberland: Phil Scott, Springhill Junior Senior High School
  • Colchester/East Hants: Amanda-Anne M. Nicholson & Cyril Venoit

One award for a PSAANS Member

  • Kristi Chisholm, Frank H MacDonald Academy

One award for a non-teaching school/student support staff member (may or may not be an NSTU member)

  • Amanda Heitkemper, Tatamagouche Regional Academy

One award for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

  • Christie MacDonald, Tatamagouche Regional Academy

One Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Educator/Student Support Award (applicable to all student support school professionals)

  • Gord Pictou, Riverside Education Centre/Shubenacadie District Elementary

One African Nova Scotian Educator/Student Support Award (applicable to all student support school professionals)

  • Delcina Dixon (in memory), Cobequid Educational Centre

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Excellence in Teaching Awards

Presented by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, the Excellence in Teaching Awards is our esteemed recognition program to acknowledge our outstanding educators who demonstrate creative, innovative and effective teaching.

Nominations are now closed. A list of award recipients will be posted once selected.  

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