Three teachers from Anglophone West School District have been awarded certificates of recognition from the New Brunswick Association for Community Living for their outstanding work in Inclusive Education. The award winners are Sarah Hoyt, a Grade 2 teacher at Liverpool Street School in Fredericton, Nicole Priest, a resource teacher at Nackawic Elementary School, and Mary Kim Schriver, a resource teacher at Nackawic Senior High School.
The award ceremony took place on Feb. 8 at Government House with Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau in attendance. The event was celebrated as part of National Inclusive Education Month. All three teachers were recognized as strong and caring advocates for their students as well as leaders, innovators and champions for inclusion. They were among seven educators recognized from around New Brunswick for the 2018 awards. Educators from every level of the education system were celebrated during the ceremony from daycare through to post-secondary.
Also on hand for the 11th annual awards ceremony were Joy Bacon, president of the Canadian Association for Community Living, Danny Soucy, executive director for the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, and Julie Stone, the organization's past president. New Brunswick is a leader in inclusive education.