Three educators from ASD-W were recent recipients of the 2018 Minister's Excellence in Education Awards in recognition of their exceptional work during the 2017-2018 school year.
Beverly Loker-French, principal of Hubbard Avenue Elementary School in Oromocto, Judy Anderson, a teacher at McAdam High School, and Susan Mabie, principal of Canterbury High School, were among nine teachers and two early childhood educators in the province to receive their awards from newly appointed Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy on Nov. 17 in Fredericton.
"On behalf of New Brunswickers, I applaud all nominees and congratulate these incredible recipients," Minister Cardy said. "Their dedication, creativity and innovation in educating our children and youth is something to be celebrated and shared."
The Minister's Excellence in Education Awards recognize those who have shown exceptional dedication, ingenuity, leadership, passion and professionalism in the education and early learning systems. They also highlight the success of innovative methods of fostering the development of young children and students; exceptional efforts to promote a positive learning environment, and initiatives to support students with difficulties.
"It is truly an honour to be recognized by my colleagues for my contribution to my school and my students," Judy Anderson said. "I am extremely blessed to have a career which allows me to work closely with the youth of my community. This award is very affirming and prompts me to work toward becoming an even better teacher."
"It is very humbling to get such an award because there are so many deserving educators," Susan Mabie added. "It is also special to have the colleagues you work with everyday nominate you."
The government's 10-year education plans aim to improve educational outcomes and better prepare young people for the future. They set objectives in priority areas to create inclusive environments for all learners, create lifelong learners, support educational leaders and bring stability to the system.
Below in the photos are (1) McAdam High School teacher Judy Anderson with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy at the awards ceremony, (2) Bev Loker French, principal of Hubbard Avenue Elementary School in Oromocto, and (3) Susan Mabie, principal of Canterbury High School.