A national organization has named 40 educators from across the country as Canada’s Outstanding Principals, and three New Brunswickers are on the list. 

“Principals play a critical role in our education system, and I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for what they do every day for our children and youth,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. “I am pleased three of our stellar educators have been recognized on the national stage.”

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The New Brunswick principals honoured by the Learning Partnership are:

  • Wayne Annis, Keswick Valley Memorial School, Burtts Corner
  • Matthew Bedard, Seawood Elementary School, Saint John
  • Nancy Matthews, Riverview Middle School, Riverview
The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership

This is the 13th year that the Learning Partnership has recognized principals who demonstrate innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are creative in finding solutions and opportunities in their schools and communities.

Nominated by parents, colleagues and community members, the 2017 winners join the ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals, which has more than 400 members.

The Canada’s Outstanding Principals awards gala will be held Feb. 28 in Toronto.

The Leadership Partnership is a national charity dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support, promote and advance publicly funded education.


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