Excellence In Teaching Awards

Presented by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, the Excellence in Teaching Awards is the our esteemed recognition program to acknowledge our outstanding educators who demonstrate creative, innovative and effective teaching.

Every day across our region, we have extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond to inspire our students in creative, innovative and effective ways. The Excellence in Teaching Awards recognizes and celebrates teachers whose dedication to excellence provides our students with the skills necessary to prepare them for life-long learning and success.


Nominees must:

  • Hold a Nova Scotia teaching certificate
  • Open to all school-based staff members (including teachers, department heads, vice-principals and principals)
  • Not received an Excellence in Teaching Award in the last five years

Nomination Process

A nomination for an educator may be initiated by any of the three needed nominations (Parent/Student/Community member, Teacher Colleague or School Administrator).

1. Fill out the appropriate nomination form

The nomination forms will be sent to excellenceinteaching@ccrce.ca automatically on the completed nomination form. The Excellence in Teaching Awards committee member will ensure that the nomination forms for needed other categories are distributed to the educator’s school.

2. Each nominee must have one nomination form each of the three above categories (Parent/Student/Community member, Teacher Colleague or School Administrator). No individual may complete more than one form in a nominating package and only one form from each category will be accepted.

3. The nomination process will remain confidential. After the Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee determines the award recipients, both the award recipients and nominees will be notified.

4. Family members are ineligible to nominate members of their family.

Deadline for Nominations: April 26, 2019

Selection Committee

The Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee consists of three NSTU representatives, three CCRCE Education Program staff members and three other CCRCE staff members. NSTU representatives will not select recipients from the area they represent.


Each Award Recipient will receive:

  • A framed certificate
  • $500.00 cheque for the educator’s school to be used to further enrich the educator’s programming.
  • Recognition of award for their innovative teaching practices through CCRCE's internal and external communications including local media.
  • Other appropriate recognition.

Nomination Forms

Deadline for Nominations: April 26, 2019

For questions regarding the Excellence in Teaching Awards, please email excellenceinteaching@ccrce.ca