Halifax, Nova Scotia –   Growing up in New Brunswick, Martha Kenny was lucky to have parents who recognized and valued the need to communicate in more than one language.  Armed with the knowledge that being able to communicate in two languages was the way to understand our world, Mme Kenny chose education as her profession.  Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia is pleased to honour a dedicated French Second Language teacher who has worked extensively in French immersion, integrated French and the higher levels of the International Baccalaureate program in Nova Scotia.

A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, Martha Kenny started her teaching career in Prince Edward Island in 1982.  As a military wife, Mme Kenny was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach in many provinces.  Martha Kenny has taught at the Cobequid Education Centre for twelve years.  She is an exceptional motivator with a strong philosophy of multiculturalism.

“As a second language teacher, I believe it is important to help students become prepared to live in our global society.  I strive to help them understand how wonderful it is to be not only bilingual but also bicultural,” said Mme Kenny, “Through a variety of different teaching styles with a strong support of methodology and technology I encourage students to be receptive to other languages and cultures.”

At CEC, Mme Kenny’s ultimate goal is to have students value their own experiences and to think critically.  She teaches by valuing each student’s learning style and interests to encourage them to take command of their second language learning.

The CPF Nova Scotia French Second Language Educator of the Year Award recognizes French Second Language educators in the province and celebrates their dedication and continued efforts as educators. This award acknowledges excellence in French second language teaching, and teachers’ initiative and innovation.

Félicitations to Madame Kenny!