Nova Scotia teachers recognized for making a difference

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is recognizing nine of its members for making an impact in the lives of their students through the second year of its Teachers Make a Difference recognition program. The program, which took place from October 15 to November 10, encouraged students to nominate a teacher who has made a big difference in their lives, and contributed to their school and community. It garnered 475 nominations representing 238 teachers. Each recognized recipient of the Teachers Make a Difference program will receive a $300 donation towards their home school or campus breakfast or library program.

The following NSTU members are being recognized as teachers who make a difference:

  • Effie Boutilier, an English teacher at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High in Antigonish;
  • Carrie Ann Curry, an English teacher at Halifax West High School;
  • Gaye Dixon, Phys Ed. and science teacher at Rankin School of the Narrows in Iona, Cape Breton;
  • Marie-Josée Doucet, a Grade Primary teacher at École Beaubassin;
  • Roland Hannem, a guidance counsellor at South Centennial and Yarmouth Central schools;
  • Michelle Longley, a Grade 7 English teacher at Chester Area Middle School;
  • Chara Ross, a junior high science teacher at Parrsboro Regional High;
  • Dr. Patrick Sherlock, Chair, Research Ethics Board, Community College faculty member, School of Business, NSCC Waterfront Campus; and
  • Krista Wright, a Primary teacher at Bridgetown Regional Elementary School.

Some of the reasons cited by students in their nominations as to why their teachers make a difference include: demonstrating kindness, patience, warmth and dedication, encouraging self-expression, being an inspiration, instilling passion, and making learning fun. 

Until December 8, a series of four 30-second vignettes will be broadcast on CTV, which will focus on the ways teachers make a difference, along with a 15-second spot announcing the selected NSTU members. The vignettes are also posted on the NSTU’s website at nstu.ca through its YouTube station at youtube.com/nstuwebcast.  Click here to view the vignettes:  http://www.youtube.com/user/nstuwebcast?feature=watch

The NSTU would like to thank all the students and parents who nominated a teacher.

Click here to view advertorial highlighting how our Community College members make a difference.

 

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Nova Scotia teachers recognized for making a difference

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is recognizing nine of its members for making an impact in the lives of their students through the second year of its Teachers Make a Difference recognition program. The program, which took place from October 15 to November 10, encouraged students to nominate a teacher who has made a big difference in their lives, and contributed to their school and community. It garnered 475 nominations representing 238 teachers. Each recognized recipient of the Teachers Make a Difference program will receive a $300 donation towards their home school or campus breakfast or library program.

The following NSTU members are being recognized as teachers who make a difference:

  • Effie Boutilier, an English teacher at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High in Antigonish;
  • Carrie Ann Curry, an English teacher at Halifax West High School;
  • Gaye Dixon, Phys Ed. and science teacher at Rankin School of the Narrows in Iona, Cape Breton;
  • Marie-Josée Doucet, a Grade Primary teacher at École Beaubassin;
  • Roland Hannem, a guidance counsellor at South Centennial and Yarmouth Central schools;
  • Michelle Longley, a Grade 7 English teacher at Chester Area Middle School;
  • Chara Ross, a junior high science teacher at Parrsboro Regional High;
  • Dr. Patrick Sherlock, Chair, Research Ethics Board, Community College faculty member, School of Business, NSCC Waterfront Campus; and
  • Krista Wright, a Primary teacher at Bridgetown Regional Elementary School.

Some of the reasons cited by students in their nominations as to why their teachers make a difference include: demonstrating kindness, patience, warmth and dedication, encouraging self-expression, being an inspiration, instilling passion, and making learning fun. 

Until December 8, a series of four 30-second vignettes will be broadcast on CTV, which will focus on the ways teachers make a difference, along with a 15-second spot announcing the selected NSTU members. The vignettes are also posted on the NSTU’s website at nstu.ca through its YouTube station at youtube.com/nstuwebcast.  Click here to view the vignettes:  http://www.youtube.com/user/nstuwebcast?feature=watch

The NSTU would like to thank all the students and parents who nominated a teacher.

Click here to view advertorial highlighting how our Community College members make a difference.

 

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