THE positive impact an All Saints’ College teacher has had on her Year 3 students has been acknowledged with an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA).
Como resident Penny Crossland was nominated by parents at the school for an award giving school boards, committees, management and families of students the chance to recognise the work of dedicated teachers.
“I’ve always known that I was privileged to have my passion and profession align,” Miss Crossland said after picking up her award in the primary category.
“I truly enjoy my job every day and feel honoured to be recognised for excellence in teaching.
“Being an educator is a privilege and I enjoy the challenge of assisting all my students learn.”
All Saints’ principal Belinda Provis said the school was lucky to have Miss Crossland on its staff.
“Penny is an incredible asset to the college and her dedication to her students lies at the heart of this recognition,” she said.
Sixty teachers from across Australia, including 13 from WA, were honoured with NEiTA awards.
More than 1450 nominations were submitted.
ASG NEiTA chief executive John Velegrinis said winning educators recognise “it takes a village to raise a child”.
“In many respects, teaching is about giving, not only to children and students but to their families and the community networks around them,” he said.
“Some of the recipients come from very small towns and do represent the heartbeat of these communities.”
National award recipients will be announced at a ceremony in March, where one teacher will be picked to visit the Space Camp in Alabama alongside top teachers from each US state.