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.
|NSW GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AND TAFE NSW 2010 QUALITY TEACHING AWARD WINNERS|
|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|