The 2018 New England Educational Awards

Nikki Lee with her award at the New Englad Educational Award ceremony in Armidale. Photo courtesy of Dave Robinson Photography

Nikki Lee with her award at the New Englad Educational Award ceremony in Armidale. Photo courtesy of Dave Robinson Photography

The New England Educational Awards were presented at a gala ceremony at the Armidale Bowling Club recently and Nikki Lee, assistant principal of Glen Innes Public School, played a starring role.

Ms Lee received the Sister Cath Duxbury Award identifying her as an emerging educational leader.

This  award honours the life and work of Sister Cath Duxbury and is given to an outstanding emerging educational leader.

The New England Educational Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made significant and sustained contributions to the education of students throughout the New England region.

Recipients are nominated by their peers and exemplify the best services of the teaching and learning profession.

This year the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian College of Educators honoured only eight awardees in the annual gala event, and the other recipients were:

William Walker Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership -Kristene Croft, deputy principal of Armidale High School. and Robyn Stewart, principal of Inverell Public School; St Cath Duxbury Award for Emerging Educational Leader Scott Breen, deputy principal of Duval High School; Cynthia Briggs Award for Empowerment through Education -Karayuna Learning Centre, Drummond Memorial Public School Armidale and the Oorala Youth Leadership Camp Program, Oorala Centre UNE; Sutherland Award for Significant Contribution to Education – Carolyn Gadd, Sandon Public School, Armidale and Belinda Burton, principal of St Patrick’s Catholic School, Walcha.