Nominations open for Cayman’s best educators

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments
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2018 Golden Apple recipients with (centre) Wil Pineau of the Chamber of Commerce (L-R) Nimmi Sekhar, Marcia Rennie, Patrice Douglas-Hanson, Coaine Richards, Shakeina Bush and Emily Garvey

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for the sixth Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching, which were established in partnership with the Ministry of Education to recognise outstanding public and private educators in the Cayman Islands. “The awards were created to thank those who are helping to improve the lives of our children through education,” Chamber of Commerce CEO Wil Pineau said in a press release.

Nominees must be full-time teachers or principals working in a public or private primary or high school, either in Grand Cayman, Little Cayman or Cayman Brac. Past recipients are not eligible in previously won categories but can be nominated in a different section. Nominations close on 27 May.

Students, parents, colleagues and members of the public are encouraged to nominate educators, including past teachers, from the 2018 school year. “It was really important to us that the awards could come from any member of the public because the positive reach of an amazing teacher extends far beyond the classroom,” Pineau said.

“We are thrilled to be able to be able to continue to celebrate all the teachers and principals helping to change the lives of so many in the community,” he added, thanking the ministry.

Chamber of Commerce president Chris Kirkconnell noted, “So many teachers and principals go above and beyond for our young people. Whether that is offering weekend exam prep classes or just passing on some words of encouragement during class, our local educators deserve to have all their hard work spotlighted and appreciated.”

For more information and to submit nomination, go to Chamber of Commerce website

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