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Local educators presented with awards


Teachers from local schools were among those recently recognized with Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Sixteen teachers from the CCRSB were recently presented with Excellence in Teaching Awards. Among these were, front row, from left, Jennifer Eisner, Kelly Jane Bonnell and Sherisse West-Lynds. Second row, Barbara Campbell, Anne MacDonald-Martine and Christie Glenn.

Among the 16 Chignecto-Central Regional School Board teachers presented with awards were five from Colchester County.

“The Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony is always a special evening,” said Trudy Thompson, CCRSB Chair. “It is always a wonderful opportunity for CCRSB, as a system, to collaborate with the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union and recognize the amazing educators that make a lasting difference in the lives of students.”

 

Award recipients

Anne MacDonald-Martin is a Grade 2 teacher at Tatamagouche Elementary School. She is also the school’s race, cross-cultural understanding and human rights advisor and acts as a mentor and advisor to colleagues.

Barbara Campbell is an English teacher at the Cobequid Educational Centre. Her colleagues report that you can often hear yelling coming from her classroom room as she immerses herself, and her students, in characters such as “Old Capulet” from Romeo and Juliet.

Christie Glenn teaches Primary at Winding River Consolidated School. She uses a play-based approach to learning, which includes having children pretend they are doing things such as shopping, cooking or caring for pets at an animal hospital.

Kelly Bonnell is a program support/early literacy support teacher at East Court Road School. She takes part in the Student Success Planning Process, working with staff to ensure data is collected, analyzed and responded to in the best interests of students.

Sherisse West-Lynds teaches Primary at North River Elementary School. She works to help instill the concepts of social justice, respect and caring in students. She has a talent for peacekeeping when dealing with colleagues, parents and children.

Jennifer Eisner is a Grade 1 teacher at Elmsdale District School and a race, cross-cultural understanding and human rights advisor. She is known for understanding the connection between a student’s social and emotional development and their academic success.

 

 lynn.curwin@tc.tc

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