Education assistant named finalist in awards
HARMONY Primary School education assistant Sharmila Clissold has been nominated as a WA Education Assistant of the Year finalist in the WA Education awards.
Ms Clissold, who has been working at the school since 2011, said she “may have cried a little” when she found out she was nominated.
“I was thrilled that our deputy principal and the rest of the administration had taken the time to write my nomination,” she said.
“To find out I then became a finalist was the icing on the cake. I am so lucky to work with an amazing leadership group who have given me so many opportunities to develop my own leadership skills.”
Ms Clissold oversees all of the education assistants’ intervention, both socially and academically.
“(I love) seeing the children I work with smiling and feeling proud when they have mastered a concept or understood something that they may not have the day before,” she said.
“The engagement and excitement of these children wanting to learn is pretty special.
“I want to continue upskilling in literacy intervention.
“I have a real desire to equip our students to become independent and confident learners.”
Sharmila Clissold with Hunter Brechin.