Education awards nomination deadline extended

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The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30.

With spring break here, it is a great opportunity for children, parents, school administrators and community members of all ages to take advantage of the extra time to nominate a deserving teacher, administrator or support-staff member who has made a lasting impact in the lives of British Columbia’s students.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education, launched in 2018, are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of public, independent and First Nations school-system teachers, principals, vice-principals, administrators and support staff who go above and beyond to make life better for students in B.C. This year, 10 awards will be given out, with six honouring teachers, two open to school and district administrators, and two recognizing support-staff members.

The 30 finalists will be announced in mid-May and will be invited to an awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Oct. 4, held in conjunction with World Teachers’ Day. Winners will receive a $3,000 personal bursary for professional learning, a $2,000 contribution to their school community for professional learning and a commemorative work of art. Runners up will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Premier John Horgan and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.

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To nominate an education professional for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education, visit: