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The state's best teachers honoured

09 November 2010

The State's Best Teachers Honoured

The Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth, announced the winners of this year’s NSW Quality Teaching Awards at a special ceremony at Government House in Sydney.

Of the 31 recipients 8 are TAFE NSW teachers.

Ms Firth said the awards are a joint initiative of the NSW Government and the Australian College of Educators.

“This is about recognising and rewarding our State’s top teachers in government schools, non-government schools, TAFE and universities.

“These teachers typify our finest educators and are highly accomplished in their chosen fields.

“They possess a number of very important qualities: they have a deep knowledge of their chosen subjects and an ability to positively engage their students in learning.

“Accomplished teachers can inspire and have a powerful influence on the lives of students.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such dedicated and professional educators working here in NSW.

“NSW has the best education system in the country and teachers like these will help us to reach new heights.”

As part of the Quality Teaching Awards selection process, the recipients underwent a rigorous assessment process involving referee reports, an evaluation of their professional learning portfolios and observations of their classroom teaching.

The Quality Teaching Awards were initiated in 2001.

Ms Jacqueline Parmenter TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute
Dr Gillian McDonald TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute
Mr Steve Forbes-Taylor TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute
Ms Kerry Bradley TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute
Mr Adam West TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute
Mr Peter Denison TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute
Ms Glenda Grice TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute
Mr Stephen Ryan TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute


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