Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson today congratulated the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) on its 90th anniversary as a professional organization representing past and present educators across the province.
“From one-room schoolhouses to today’s modern classrooms, teaching has drastically changed in the last 90 years. What remains constant is the important role Manitoba teachers play in shaping the future of our children and our province,” Bjornson said. “I invite Manitobans to join me today in expressing gratitude to the hard-working pioneers of the teaching profession as well as to the dedicated and committed teachers working in the province today.”
MTS is one of Canada’s oldest teachers’ organizations, representing about 15,000 educators from all areas of Manitoba.
The minister noted he paid tribute to several outstanding teachers last week at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Minister’s Awards at the Legislative Building. Awards were presented to deserving educators for teaching excellence, outstanding new teacher, team collaboration and outstanding school leader.
“Manitoba commends MTS’s commitment to professional development and educational excellence,” said Bjornson. “By working together, we can continue to ensure quality, lifelong education for all Manitobans.”