The ACT Public Education Awards have been presented, rewarding education staff and volunteers in ACT schools who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the Territory’s children receive a great education regardless of the challenges the community might face.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Yvette Berry thanked all the ACT’s schooling staff for their dedication and commitment in 2020 saying schools were important community hubs and in uncertain times played a vital role in bringing people and resources together.
“This has been evident this year as each school provided, and continue to provide, that touchpoint for their local community,” Ms Berry said.
“Thank you to all school staff for their flexibility, innovation and responsiveness. And thank you for making sure every student is cared for, every student is learning, every student is getting the best possible education, no matter what,” she said.
Ms Berry congratulated all the nominees and winners for the work they do each day.
The full list of categories and winners are:
Early Childhood Teacher of The Year
Morgan Holland, Miles Franklin Primary School
Primary Teacher of the Year
Peta Gai Faulkner, Gungahlin Primary Introductory English Centre
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Dr Roisin Boadle, Namadgi School
School Leaders of the Year
Mandy Kalyvas, Learning and Teaching, Policy and Design
Gareth Richards, Namadgi School
New Educator of the Year
Brianne Carrigy, Mount Stromlo High School
Leader of the Year in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Julie Mayhew, Turner School
Education Support Person of the Year
Michael Carnovale, UC SSC Lake Ginninderra
Volunteer of the Year
Kimberly Ingram, Evatt Primary School
Outstanding Partnership of the Year
Lisa Navarro-Bustos and Northside Community Service
Education Support Office Employee of the Year
Jean Walker, Student Engagement Team
Allied Health Professional
Alice Coen, Macgregor and Evatt primary schools