Making A Difference In Education

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Making A Difference In Education

Ministry of Education

Education Reporter To Chair Selection Panel For Teaching Awards
TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ -
NEWS
Cynthia Mulligan, education reporter with Toronto's Citytv, will chair the selection panel for the Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence. The nomination deadline is January 31.
Mulligan (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/selectionPanel.html) has worked with BT-BreakfastTelevision, CityPulse and is now education specialist and host with CityNews. She will be joined on the selection panel (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/selectionPanel.html) by a parent, principal, student, support staff member and a teacher.
Every day, school and school board staff motivate, support and inspire Ontario's students to reach their full potential. The Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence (http://www.ontario.ca/teachingawards) recognize and celebrate those individuals who make a difference in education.
There are six award categories (http://www.ontario.ca/teachingawards), including teacher of the year and excellent support staff.
There are just two weeks left to nominate. Award recipients will be announced before the end of the school year.
QUOTES
"We know the positive difference one individual can make in a school and in the lives of students. These awards are a very special way to say thank you to those people," said Education Minister Kathleen Wynne (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/biography/edu_minister.html).
"As a mother with two daughters in elementary school I know first hand what a difference a great teacher can make in a child's life. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to help recognize some of the remarkable people who work in our schools," said Cynthia Mulligan (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/selectionPanel.html).
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QUICK FACTS
- The nomination deadline is January 31, 2009.
- Over the last two years more than 2,000 nominations have been received
and more than 30 educators and support staff
(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/bios2008.html) have been
recognized with this prestigious award.
- Information kits have been sent to every publicly funded school in
Ontario.
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LEARN MORE
Find out how you can nominate someone (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/howtonominate.html) and download a nomination package (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/index.html#.form).
Watch the moving story (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/ceremony.html) of a previous recipient.
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For further information: Michelle Despault, Minister's Office, (416) 212-3747; Patricia MacNeil, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2676; Public Inquiries, (416) 325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514, TTY 1-800-263-2892