Top marks in award

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

Ed­u­ca­tion as­sis­tant takes out WA Ed­u­ca­tion Award.

ASPIRI Pri­mary School’s Tamie Dou­glas has won a 2018 WA Ed­u­ca­tion Award.

Ms Dou­glas was named the win­ner of the WA Ed­u­ca­tion As­sis­tant of the Year cat­e­gory, beat­ing Sharmila Clis­sold of Har­mony Pri­mary School and other fi­nal­ists from East Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary and Dawul Re­mote Com­mu­nity School for the ti­tle.

She won the award for her work de­vel­op­ing new ini­tia­tives, pro­grams and part­ner­ships, as well as the hours of ded­i­ca­tion she puts into find­ing new ways to help the stu­dents.

In an Au­gust in­ter­view with Com­mu­nity News when she was named a fi­nal­ist, Ms Dou­glas said she felt the class­room was where she be­longed.

“For me it’s about be­ing there to sup­port stu­dent de­vel­op­ment by form­ing re­la­tion­ships that are built on trust, re­spect and un­der­stand­ing,” she said.

“I love sup­port­ing stu­dents to be­come in­de­pen­dent and ca­pa­ble learn­ers with a strong sense of iden­tity, self-worth and a good mea­sure of re­silience.

“I love my job, so I wake up ev­ery morn­ing and go some­where that makes me happy. The kids are amaz­ing and they de­serve the best of us – that’s enough of a re­ward for me.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485667

Tamie Dou­glas with Aspiri Pri­mary School stu­dents Lach­lan Bur­dett, Charlee Rus­sell, Marisca Bu­di­arto and Ryan Prashar.

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