Education Minister Ian Wishart presented excellence in education awards to nine Manitoba educators Friday. Among them was Ecole McIsaac School teacher Robert Abbott. Part of his Teaching Excellence presentation noted Abbott has been a physical education and health education teacher for most of his 15 year teaching career. He has spent thousands of volunteer hours looking after intramural and extra curricular programs on the local and divisional levels. Through his many efforts he has positively impacted student learning and engagement in the school division.
The award winners are selected from nominations received from parents, students, school trustees, fellow teachers or school division administrators.
School Superintendent Constance McLeese congratulated Abbott on his award as well as others nominated for the awards James Dumenko, Anna Harrison, Colleen Kennedy, Robyne Mansell, Shirley Payne and Penny Shroeder Grove.