Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, pictured with Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Armidale High School Head Teacher Science Amanda Garvey and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli on Tuesday.
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has congratulated Armidale High School’s Head Teacher Science Amanda Garvey on receiving a prestigious award this week from NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contribution to public education.
Mr Marshall said Ms Garvey was one of only six teachers from across NSW preschools, primary, secondary and TAFE education sectors to be presented with a Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2015 NSW Education Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards during a ceremony at Parliament House on Tuesday.
“These awards recognise the achievements of outstanding teachers and students in NSW – people who exhibit the highest standards in our public education system,” Mr Marshall said.
“It’s fantastic to see Amanda receive this recognition for her exceptional achievements and service as a teacher and educational leader.”
Mr Marshall said Ms Garvey’s thorough subject knowledge, commitment to continual professional development and ability to engage students in Science saw her held in very high regard by her peers.
“Amanda’s commitment to her own professional learning is very impressive, along with her passion for literacy development in children and adolescents and the teaching of literacy across all subject areas,” Mr Marshall said.
“Amanda has developed very high-level skills in these areas, which she has shared with her colleagues to improve standards and students learning outcomes across the whole school.
Mr Marshall said Ms Garvey was thoroughly deserving of her award and was very pleased to see a local teacher recognised among the top six teachers in the state this year.
“This is a huge achievement which brings great credit to Amanda, Armidale High School and our community,” he said.