Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Nominations Open for Outstanding Educators
These awards celebrate educators and support staff who make remarkable contributions in Ontario.
To recognize the unique role that registered Early Childhood Educators play in helping children and young students, two new award categories were created this year: Early Childhood Educator of the Year and Full-Day Kindergarten Team of the Year.
Many other staff employed in Ontario’s publicly funded schools and boards can also be nominated. There are eight award categories:
• Teacher of the Year
• New Teacher of the Year
• Early Childhood Educator of the Year (NEW!)
• Excellent Support Staff
• Excellence in Leadership
• Lifetime Achievement
• Team of the Year
• Full-Day Kindergarten Team of the Year (NEW!)
Nominations are open until February 6, 2012. Award recipients will be announced in the spring and recognized at a special awards ceremony during Education Week in May.
To learn more about the awards and how to submit a nomination, visit www.ontario.ca/teachingawards.
Read the letter from Laurel Broten, Minister of Education regarding the Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.