FNMIEC Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year Award
The Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year Award is for a teacher, advocate and professional; who has made significant efforts in furthering First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education in Alberta. This person cares deeply about the success of Aboriginal students, and has demonstrated leadership, and authentic inclusion of Aboriginal voice and presence in Education.
The Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award will be awarded annually to acknowledge the importance of Aboriginal Teachers and Culture in Alberta. The winner of the Alberta Award will be nominated as the Alberta Candidate for the Canadian Teacher’s Federations Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award.
-To recognize the important contributions of Aboriginal teachers in Alberta Schools
-To promote teaching as a career for Aboriginal Youth
-To recognize excellence in teaching that reflects an Aboriginal Culture
-To advocate for an increased Aboriginal presence in Alberta Classrooms
-Aboriginal Educators employed in K-12 school system in Alberta
-Minimum 5 years teaching experience
-Must be active or associate member of Alberta Teachers’ Association
-Nomination must include membership in the FNMIEC of the Alberta Teachers’ Association
-Advocates or demonstrates authentic inclusion of Aboriginal voice and presence in an educational setting
-Demonstrates leadership in Aboriginal Education through:
Curricular initiatives that Address Aboriginal history, culture and language
Initiates to improve success of Aboriginal students, and
Involvement of the Aboriginal Community within Public Education
-A completed nomination form
-Nominee's curricular vitae which demonstrates evidence of teaching excellence, innovation, leadership & advocacy for Aboriginal Education
-Two Letters of Support for the nomination
The successful candidate will be notified by November 10, 2016
Presentation of the award will be made at the FNMIEC Conference November 17-19, 2016
Click HERE to nominate someone for this prestigious award.
2016 Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year Recipent
Brian St. Germain has been a teacher with Red Deer Public Schools for over 35 years. He has worked with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning Services for over a decade sharing his knowledge, perspective and authentic teachings with students, teachers and administrators. He is a member of the Métis Association of Alberta and is Cree First Nation. He was awarded the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association for his outstanding work as an educator, mentor and leader in his profession. Brian's many years of service and dedication and impactful work make him truly deserving of this award. Congratulations Brian!