Teacher in class of his own
WEST Beechboro Primary School teacher Anthony Horn (47) has been selected as a finalist in the WA Premier's Primary Teacher of the Year for the second year in a row.
WEST Beechboro Primary School Year 4 teacher Anthony Horn feels “embarrassed” by his second straight WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year finalist nomination.
The 47-year-old Morley resident is on the shortlist once again.
He has taught at the school for half of his 24-year teaching career after starting out as a physical education teacher at Morley Primary School.
He then worked at Jerramungup District High School, Ranford Primary School and Scotch College.
His subject is humanities and social science and he coaches the school’s cricket and football teams.
Mr Horn said he was not an ambitious person and saw no difference in what other “champion” teachers were doing in classrooms.
“We have got such amazing professionals here,” he said.
“It is a little embarrassing for the light to be on me.
“It (the nomination) let’s you know your work is valued by not necessarily getting the award, but the whole idea if you work hard you can be acknowledged.”
In his classroom he has class photos stuck on a wall, along with historical pieces dating back to when he was a 22-year-old.
“To be a part of helping a child accept who they are and find their place in the world is a privilege,” he said.
“When you understand the things about selfesteem, self-image and selfworth, and the impact of that on a children’s emotional state, to be a part of that is very humbling and very significant.”
He said he would consider leadership roles in the future after working as a relief deputy principal for two weeks.
Primary teacher Anthony Horn has been named a finalist.