February 8, 2016

Montreal, February 9, 2016 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is pleased on behalf of its Board of Directors and elected and parent commissioners from across Quebec to recognize and thank each of the 8,000 dedicated individuals who teach in our classrooms across the province.

It is Teacher Appreciation Week, an important opportunity to recognize those who serve as a model and who deserve our gratitude and appreciation for their exemplary contribution to society. They have the responsibility of developing the full potential of every student – and that is indispensable.

Teachers in the English network are examples of dedication; our collective 85% success rate is only one example of their tireless work. “Education is constantly evolving, and the teachers in our network are essential innovators as they go above and beyond the call, on a daily basis in their classrooms and communities,” said Jennifer Maccarone, QESBA President. “We must be honouring and supporting our teachers year-round. Nonetheless, this is a moment for all Quebecers to recognize the importance of these committed individuals,” the President concluded.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Quebec.