News release

Nova Scotians Recognize Teachers, School Staff

Parents and communities are recognizing teachers and school staff for their valuable work with Nova Scotia students during national teacher/staff appreciation week today, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 15.

"Teachers and staff in the school system truly put kids and learning first in everything they do," said Education Minister Ramona Jennex."Teachers work alongside teaching assistants, custodians, bus drivers and other staff to deliver the best possible educational experience for our children. It's wonderful to be able to highlight their dedication."

There are about 10,000 public school teachers and 6,000 school support staff in the province.

"The teachers and support staff in our schools do a remarkable job," said Vanda Dow, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations. "We believe all children deserve an excellent education, and our vision is only possible through the exceptional work of teachers and staff in the public school system."

The Canadian Home and School Federation has celebrated teacher/staff appreciation week annually since 1988.

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Parents and communities are recognizing teachers and school staff for their valuable work with Nova Scotia students during national teacher/staff appreciation week this week (February 10th to 16th).

Education Minister Ramona Jennex says teachers and staff in the school system truly put kids and learning first in everything they do. They work every day to deliver the best possible educational experience so it's wonderful to be able to highlight their dedication.

There are about 10-thousand public school teachers and 6-thousand school support staff in the province.

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Media Contact:

Dan Harrison
Department of Education 902-424-8286 E-mail: