Top marks in award
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.”
Tamie Douglas with Aspiri Primary School students Lachlan Burdett, Charlee Russell, Marisca Budiarto and Ryan Prashar.