Nominations close June 30, 2018, for the new Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education, honouring the dedication of British Columbia’s highly skilled and innovative teachers, administrators, principals, vice-principals and support staff.
The inaugural awards program was launched April 23, 2018, during B.C.’s Education Week (April 23-27, 2018). It is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of education professionals who go above and beyond to make life better for students in British Columbia.
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education will honour the achievements of education professionals working in public, independent, First Nations and offshore schools.
Nine awards are available:
- Teacher award categories include: community engagement, outstanding new teacher, technology and innovation, diversity and inclusion, Indigenous education, social equity and extracurricular leadership.
- A school and district leadership award is open to principals, vice-principals and administrators.
- An outstanding support award is open to support staff (including bus drivers, crossing guards, student supervisors, education assistants, Indigenous support workers, custodians, maintenance workers and those completing clerical functions).
Shortlisted nominees will be announced in late August 2018. Finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria on World Teachers’ Day, Oct. 5, 2018, with Premier John Horgan and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, in attendance.
Winners will receive a $3,000 personal bursary for professional learning, and a $2,000 contribution to their school community for professional learning.
To nominate an education professional, go to the Excellence in Education website.