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Hector Montgomery Award Presented to Kenneth Gaudet

ken croppedThe NSSBA Montgomery Award was established to honour the founder of the association, Hector Montgomery. Each year this award is presented to a school board member to recognize outstanding board member service.

This year’s recipient of the Montgomery Award is Kenneth Gaudet from the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. For the past 14 years, he has served as President of his board.

Kenneth has worked tirelessly to advance French education in Nova Scotia. Through his work as a teacher and superintendent at the former Conseil scolaire Clare-Argyle School Board, he contributed greatly to education in southwestern Nova Scotia. Kenneth was also Executive Director of the French Language Branch at what was formerly the Department of Education.

Upon his retirement, Kenneth continued using his expertise to help CSAP students across the province succeed.

Policy development is one example of Kenneth’s dedication to education. He often volunteers to draft policies for the committee that undertakes this task. This involves countless hours of research and writing, but Kenneth is more than happy to perform the work. He has also undertaken a review of all board policies.

Kenneth provided leadership to the NSSBA School Board Self-Assessment and Professional Development Steering Committee. This committee developed school board self-assessment materials greatly influenced by the work of Kenneth and the CSAP.

He contributes selflessly to the CSAP, and is always available to consult with members of other school boards.

Congratulations Kenneth!