Twenty-three educators and five partners were presented the awards for providing students with tools needed to be successful. The awards support this year's Education Week theme, ‘Educating Students for Life’.
"The educators we are honoring today go above and beyond for the benefit of their students' mental, physical and social well-being," said Education Minister Ramona Jennex.
Comeau, the recipient from Digby Regional High School, is a student council advisor as well as math teacher.
A biography from the education department notes that with his student council members, Comeau “fosters responsibility, school spirit, and leadership, and developing students into conscientious citizens of the school, the community, and the world.”
Together with his students, Comeau organizes annual anti-bullying campaigns, the Terry Fox Run, and a Christmas food drive for the Digby food bank. He and student councils have raised money to help build schools in less developed countries, run a breakfast program and bring in motivational speakers who talk to students about life choices, drugs, and more.
Comeau takes students annually to the Canadian Student Leadership Conference as well as the conferences held around the province. In fostering and developing his school’s leaders today, he is also developing tomorrow’s societal leaders.
Celebrated since 1935, Education Week honors teachers and education partners' commitment to students and subjects. This year, Education Week was held April 20-28.