READERS VOTE IN LYN AS OUR BEST TEACHER
FOLLOWING a rigorous few days of voting, the North Burnett’s best teacher was announced last week.
Teaching principal of Coalstoun Lakes State School Lyn Brook topped the leaderboard, securing more than 60 votes from our online poll.
Ms Brook said to even be nominated by her community was an honour.
“To have that acknowledgment from the parents and the community is just huge,” Ms Brook said.
“Having that respect from people who know you’re going give their children the best possible education, that’s what my aim is every day I go into work.”
Ms Brook was originally appointed as a teacher aide at Coalstoun Lakes in 1988, a position she thrived in, and wanted to pursue.
She attended university after realising teaching was her desired field, and completed her degree in 2002.
Biggenden State School then offered her a position in a behaviour management role shortly afterwards, before she started as the acting principal at Coalstoun Lakes in 2013.
“I then applied for the position in 2018, and was successful,” she said.
“I feel like I’ve done a full circle.”
Coalstoun Lakes State School runs from Prep to Year 6, and 25 students are enrolled at the small country school.
“When I was a teacher aide I had a love for kids, and I have no kids of my own, but I would often think that if I did, what would I want them doing, and learning,” Ms
“I walk in through that gate every morning for them, and there’s no other reason that I go to school, and the children pick up on that.”
AS VOTED BY YOU: Teaching principal Lyn Brook from Coalstoun Lakes State School has been named the region’s best teacher by readers.