Congratulations to Selena Davidson Eno who is the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Teaching Award recipient. His Honour, Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented Davidson Eno with her award, a specially designed Nova Scotian Crystal sculpture and a framed certificate to recognize this achievement during a ceremony at Government House on September 16.
Selena Davidson Eno has been teaching at Bayview Community School, in the South Shore Regional School Board, for 11 years. She has taught all levels, Primary to Grade 12, in a career that spans 17 years. She has taught many subjects such as core French, healthy living and art, but teaching physical education is her true passion.
Her passion for physical education is obvious. She runs half-marathons, practices crossfit, plays soccer, basketball and hockey and is a certified yoga instructor, which she integrates into her elementary and junior high level teaching. With her caring, dedicated manner, she ensures all of her students have access to physical education by providing proper gym clothes and sneakers when needed. Through her perseverance Bayview has a comprehensive competitive and non-competitive physical activity program for students to get active. She coaches soccer, elementary basketball, cross-country and track and field. She organizes house league activities for elementary students, activity periods, and sock hops. She manages an award-winning recycling program and is a regular chaperone for the Grade 9 trip to Quebec. Working with Mahone Bay Centre she developed an after-school program “After the Bell” for junior high girls. These are but a few of the extracurricular activities she’s involved with for her school and community.
Former Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman, CM, ONS, MSM in partnership with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union instituted the Lieutenant Governor’s Teaching Award in 2005. His Honour, Brigadier-General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia re-established this award in 2013. Each year a teacher is selected to represent the teaching profession in Nova Scotia. To be eligible, the teacher representative must be a member of the NSTU and be a currently active teacher or administrator in the public school or Community College system. Johnson Inc generously sponsors the Lieutenant Governor’s Teaching Award.
Selena Davidson Eno is shown with His Honour, Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Her Honour, Mrs. Grant and NSTU president Shelley Morse.
Photo: Michael Creagen