PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: Kim Tsolakis (02) 9564 3322
29 October 2009
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 30 October 2009 is World Teachers’ Day and the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales (PTC NSW) seeks the support of the media in the recognition and celebration of our teachers and the teaching profession.
World Teachers’ Day is an important acknowledgement of the professionalism of teachers and their invaluable contribution to the future of our society through their professional teaching associations.
UNESCO first declared World Teachers’ Day in 1994. Since that time communities around the world have been honouring their teachers on this day.
“World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to teachers and show them how much they’re valued,” said Karen Buck, President of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW.
“It is the opportunity for the community to reflect on and acknowledge the vital and challenging work that teachers do and to support them in their work” she said.
In recognition of the outstanding work teachers undertake through their professional teaching associations the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW established the prestigious Exceptional Service Awards and the Outstanding Professional Service Awards as an acknowledgment of excellence in the profession.
These awards recognise the outstanding professional contribution to education made by teachers through professional teaching associations.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 awards.
2009 Outstanding Professional Service Award Recipients
|Professor Tony d’Arbon||Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW)|
|Mrs Kath Mavromatis||Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW)|
|Dr Dan Riley||Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW)|
|Mrs Ann Kershaw||Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)|
|Dr Margaret White||Asia Education Teachers’ Association|
|Ms Kim Maree Goodwin||Association for Studies of Religion Inc|
|Ms Jennifer Dyer||Australian School Library Association of NSW|
|Mr Bill Sommerville||Australian School Library Association of NSW|
|Mr Stuart Jones||Careers Advisers’ Association of NSW|
|Ms Liri Latimore||Careers Advisers’ Association of NSW|
|Mr Bill Biddle||Computing Studies Teachers Association|
|Ms Sharon Douglass||Computing Studies Teachers Association|
|Ms Cate Cunningham||DRAMA NSW|
|Ms Karen Buck||Early Childhood Education Council of NSW Inc|
|Mrs Melpomene Dixon||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Ms Linda Fox||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Ms Deborah Simpson||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Ms Bronwyn Hession||Economics and Business Educators NSW Inc|
|Dr Susan Bliss||Geography Teachers’ Association|
|Mr Nick Hutchinson||Geography Teachers’ Association|
|Mrs Kiri Valsamis||Home Economics Institute of Australia (NSW Division)|
|Mrs Joanne McFarland||Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc|
|Mrs Tracey McIntosh||Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc|
|Mr Doug Blair||Marine Teachers Association of New South Wales Inc|
|Mrs Melissa Gould-Drakeley||Modern Language Teachers Association|
|Mr Pete Dailhou||NSW Computer Education Group|
|Mrs Helen Ford||Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc|
|Mrs Annette Guterres||Professional Association for Learning support Inc (PALS)|
|Mrs Trish Stockbridge||Science Teachers’ Association|
|Mrs Carole Stanford||Science Teachers’ Association|
|Ms Jodi Arrow||Society and Culture Association of NSW|
|Ms Laurelle Bird||Student Welfare and Personal Development Association|
|Ms Rosalind Rennie||Technology Educators Association of NSW|
|Mrs Jan Whiddon||Technology Educators Association of NSW|
2009 Metropolitan Media Award Recipient
Dr Damon Young Sydney’s Child, March 2009, Feature Story “Bending the Rules”
2009 Regional Media Award Recipient
Mr Bill Jayet & Mr Roel ten Cate Parkes Champion Post “Variety Club Car Bash comes to Parkes” – Articles August 2009
NOTE: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT RECIPIENTS PLEASE CONTACT:
KIM TSOLAKIS ON (02) 9564 3322.