EVERYBODY has had at least one teacher who opened their eyes and inspired them to do better, try harder and fight for their dreams.
Kensington Primary School’s Alicia Taylor is that teacher to many of her Year 2 students and their parents.
Having been nominated for the past four years, Ms Taylor was one of 10 teachers Australia-wide to win the 2017 A Day Made Better Awards.
Kensington student Ethan Wallace’s mother Alison nominated Ms Taylor for the award saying Alicia celebrated Ethan’s differences and ensured he was included in all class activities.
“Ethan has a hearing impairment and uses an FM System to assist him,” Ms Wallace said.
“Alicia has aided him and a specialist teacher in giving a PowerPoint presentation to the class about his hearing loss and what the kids can do to help him hear better.
“Through these steps Alicia has ensured Ethan is included in the most educationally, emotionally and socially rewarding way.”
As part of the award, Kensington Primary School received more than $6000 worth of prizes including office stationary and an Apple iPad.