Teacher follows her heart
MOVE FROM SCIENCE TO TEACHING PAYS OFF
COMO Primary School teacher Rachel Martino says she feels “honoured” to be nominated as a finalist in the Beginning Teacher category for the 2014 WA Education Awards.
The 23-year-old teaches Years 6/7 at Como Primary School and has always really loved working with kids.
“I started out in a science degree before moving across to teaching and I have never looked back,” she said.
“The Year 6/7 kids are very fun and entertaining.”
She said the awards were a great initiative for teachers to be recognised.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the awards were a fantastic way for students, parents and school communities to celebrate the difference school staff make to the lives of children.
■ Award winners will be announced at a breakfast on December 1.
■ Each winner will receive $25,000, with a portion to be spent on professional learning.
■ Winning schools will receive $15,000.