Mike was the first professional teacher counsellor appointed under the provisions of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Collective Agreement. As a result of his work in developing the parameters and protocols for professional counselling services, teachers still have access to excellent and innovative services that are the envy of many organizations across Canada. Furthermore, Mike is also very active in the area of pensions. His sympathetic and collaborative approach with teachers close to retirement or with retirees has always been exemplary.
Throughout his career in education, Edouard continually demonstrated a high degree of commitment, determination and leadership, while always promoting understanding and cooperation, especially between our two linguistic communities. Édouard’s personal integrity, willingness to reach a resolution, and respect for the tenets of the NBTF were all factors of his contribution as he worked on behalf of teachers.
For more than three decades, New Brunswick students and teachers benefited from the leadership and guidance of Bob Fitzpatrick. Bob’s calm approach, incredible interpersonal skills, and profound dedication to protecting the rights of teachers in the Province paid great dividends for educators and the teacher organizations themselves.
Further to his important role in the creation of the NBTF, Ronald played a very active part in negotiating the first collective agreement for teachers in NB, and in the implementation of the first Teachers’ Pension Plan.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The NBTF Board of Directors is always seeking nominations of candidates for the Wayne Nightingale Achievement Award. This award has been created to recognize and honour a person (or persons) who has (have) demonstrated unusual dedication and an outstanding contribution to the NBTF. Any active member, NBTF Staff Officer or governing body or Committee member of the NBTF can nominate a candidate.
Suggested Criteria for the nomination
Actions that constitute performance beyond standards, such as:
- Producing high quality work over an extended period of time
- Providing advice and leadership willingly for the benefits of the membership
- Demonstrating an exceptional contribution toward the effectiveness and efficiency of the operational requirements of the NBTF
- Contributing in an exceptionally supportive manner to the mission of the NBTF
Information to Be Provided in the Nomination Petition
It will be incumbent on the nominator(s) to do a particularly careful and thorough job of documenting the nomination. Include letters of support if available.
Nominations can be received at all times. Please forward to:
The NBTF Co-Presidents
P.O. Box 1535
650 Montgomery Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G2
Call Geneviève Mélançon at 506-452-1765 for further information.
All nominations will be reviewed by the NBTF Executive Committee who will make its recommendation at the NBTF Board of Directors meeting in February of each year.
The Wayne Nightingale Achievement Award is typically presented during the April meeting of the NBTF Board of Directors.
This procedure will be in effect only when nominations are received.
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