Piara Waters: Aspiri PS education assistant wins WA Education Award

Pre Primary and Kindy students Lachlan Burdett, Charlee Russell, Marisca Budiarto and Ryan Prashar with Tamie Douglas. Photo: Jon Hewson. d485667 communitypix.com.au.
Pre Primary and Kindy students Lachlan Burdett, Charlee Russell, Marisca Budiarto and Ryan Prashar with Tamie Douglas. Photo: Jon Hewson. d485667 communitypix.com.au.

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 out 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 a number of 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.”

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