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TFO Host To Chair Selection Panel For Teaching Awards

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TFO Host To Chair Selection Panel For Teaching Awards

Ministry of Education

Gisèle Quenneville - host of TFO's current affairs program, RelieF - will be the selection panel chair for the 2011 Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Quenneville is well-known for her passion and interviewing skills which have been recognized with a nomination for Best Interviewer at the Prix Gémeaux. Prior to her work at TFO, Gisèle worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg and Ottawa. She will be joined on the selection panel by a parent, principal, student, support staff member and a teacher.  

The Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence recognizes dedicated school and school board staff who empower, engage and support Ontario's students.

The award recipients will be announced in the spring and honoured at a special event held during Education Week.

Quick Facts

  • Over the last four years more than 3,600 nominations have been received and 82 individuals have been recognized.
  • There are six award categories: Teacher of the Year, New Teacher of the Year, Excellent Support Staff, Excellence in Leadership, Team of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

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“Having children in the public school system opens your eyes to how important teachers, administrators and support staff, are to your kids on a daily basis. I'm really looking forward to learning about all these wonderful people who make a difference in our schools and our communities.”

Gisèle Quenneville

host of RelieF

“The staff in our schools work hard to give young people the best possible start in life. These awards are a great way to recognize their dedication and contributions to education in Ontario.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Education

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