Educator of the Year

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CPF PEI Educator of the Year

This award is presented annually to a person who has shown exceptional support and dedication to the quality and availability of French language programs in PEI schools. We are pleased to have a new great sponsor for this award.  The winner is chosen by the Canadian Parents for French PEI Provincial Board of Directors. The award presentation is made publicly during French Celebration Week activities in March. A historical plaque is kept on display at the Department of Education, French Programs, and Services. The prize package is valued at over $500.    CPF PEI Educators of the Year List




GKP Global Soluntions Inc. is no longer a sponsor.  We thank them very much for past support.

Forms and Information

2020 deadline for nominations is ___________________________

CPF PEI Educator of the YearCover Letter 2019

CPF PEI Educator of the Year Nomination Form.EN

CPF PEI Educator of the Year Nomination Form. FR

Canadian Parents for French PEI considers the past recipients of this award to have added significantly to the well-being of the French second language education on Prince Edward Island.

2019 Winner Announced: April MacNevin, Gulf Shore Consolidated

In the photo Gail Lecky, Executive Director Canadian Parents for French PEI, April MacNevin, and René Hurtubise, Director of French Programs, Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture.

This year’s recipient is April MacNevin, a French Immersion teacher at Gulf Shore Consolidated. 

 From fellow teachers: “Mme. MacNevin builds pathways for her students to be creative thinkers, problem solvers, risk takers and collaborators. Students can depend on her to provide the guidance, tools, and space for learning.”  And another “Dedication is often hard to come by in today’s face paced world, yet April MacNevin of Gulf Shore Consolidated demonstrates this to the fullest.”

From a past student” If I were to imagine a dream teacher I would imagine someone who goes above and beyond inside and outside the classroom, be engaged and enthusiastic while teaching.  Lucky for me the dream teacher was a reality…”

From a parent: “Education is highly valued in our household.  As a family, we discuss the importance of using educational opportunities to build character, skills, and experiences.  Enrolling my children in French Immersion program at Gulf Shore has been the best decision we’ve made due to the quality of teachers like Mme. MacNevin.

For these comments and more CPF PEI was happy to present April’s award in front of her students, fellow teachers and family on March 11.   René Hurtubise, Director of French Programs,  Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture were on hand to help make the presentation.

 April and the other teachers nominated with her is a testament to the excellence of educators in PEI. 

As part of the award, Mme. MacNevin received a banner for her classroom, a trophy, a gift card, and an allowance to support learning in her classroom.

2018 Winner Krista Gallant

Krista Gallant and students

 “It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend Krista Gallant for the 2018 CPF Educator of the Year Award for Prince Edward Island.

My son had the good fortune of being in Krista’s class for both his Grade 5 and Grade 6 years at Sherwood Elementary School. To me, it speaks volumes about the type of teacher Krista is, when a student who has already had her for an entire school year comes home excited and enthused when he finds out that he’ll have the same teacher again for the next year.” (a parent)

” Every time she is asked to teach a new grade, Krista will approach the task with enthusiasm and professionalism.  She is unafraid of challenges, and will always prioritize what is best for the students and staff of her school.” (a colleague)

“My daughter always had very positive things to say about her and I found academically, my daughter quickly picked up on things she had previously struggled with in other grades. Ms. Gallant has a way of reaching her students and allowing them to excel in every aspect, academically and personally.” (a parent)

This and more was said about Madame Gallant.  Even though she was off on maternity leave it was not hard to get her to the school for the presentation, as she was dropping in once a week to check on things!  Minister Jordan Brown, René Hurtubise (Director of French Programs), Karen Redmond (PSB representative) was on hand for the presentation.  Congratulations Krista, well deserved.

 2017 Winner Guylaine Marois

Canadian Parents for French PEI, a branch of a National network of volunteers which promotes and creates opportunities for Canadian youth to learn and use French as a second language, has announced the winner of its 33rd Educator of the Year Award for the past year. The award is presented annually to a person who has shown exceptional support and dedication to the quality and availability of French language programs in PEI schools.  This year’s recipient is Guylaine Marois a French Immersion teacher at Parkside Elementary, Summerside.  READ MORE  >>

Guylaine Marois, Minister Currie and René Hurtubise, Director of French Programs

2017 CPF PEI 40th Anniversary Special Award

Brittany Jakubiec (CPF PEI President), René Hurtubise and Minister of Education Doug Currie

As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, CPF PEI chose a person to receive our Special Educator of the Year Award.  That person was René Hurtubise, the current Director of French Programs.  René’s long career first as a French immersion elementary teacher to his current position made him an excellent choice.  He is an advocate and role model for language learning, a great supporter of CPF and our activities, always at the ready to help out, offer advice and attend whatever events will help demonstrate to teachers, students and parents the value of bilingual education.   Please see his award presentation René Tribute.

2016 Winner – Nancy Kitson, Glen Stewart Primary READ MORE  >>

2015 Winner – Terry Couture  Elm Street Elementary. READ MORE >>


M. Terry and Gail Lecky (CPF PEI) along with some excited students!

2014 Winner –  Ghislaine Duplain KISH


Ghislaine, Minister MacIsaac, and students

2013 Winner –  Dr. Miles Turnbull, Dean of Education at UPEI. READ MORE >>

Reunion Educator of the Year PowerPoint Picture Presentation2012


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