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Glen Innes Public School teacher Emily Say receives award for excellence in teaching

Award-winning Glen Innes Primary School (GIPS) teacher Emily Say and deputy principal Nikki Lee.

Award-winning Glen Innes Primary School (GIPS) teacher Emily Say and deputy principal Nikki Lee.

Glen Innes Public School (GIPS) teacher Emily Say has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to education.

At the end of October, Miss Say was recognised for her outstanding contribution to education and the wider school community by the Australian College of Educators.

She was awarded the Alan Kerr Memorial Award for Early Career Teachers after being nominated by deputy principal Nikki Lee.

Ms Lee said she has nothing but praise for Miss Say's work since she joined the staff at GIPS in 2016.

"She has successfully demonstrated her ability to teach across a range of stages and has supported her students in meeting their educational outcomes," Ms Lee said.

The Alan Kerr Memorial Award is bestowed upon teachers with two to six years of service, for excellence in classroom teaching and in their contribution to school life.

Miss Say has gone above and beyond for the students by immersing herself in the school life at GIPS, taking on the role of sports coordinator, spelling bee coordinator, coach of a variety of sporting teams, leading the Junior Red Cross Youth and being an active member of Glen Innes Evening Branch of the CWA.

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According to Ms Lee, Miss Say has acted as more than a teacher to her students.

"She has proven herself as a mentor for early career teachers, willingly supporting colleagues through sharing of resources and supporting in accessing technology and online platforms, particularly during the period of learning at home," she said.

"Miss Say holds high expectations of the students in her classroom. She encourages all of her students to achieve to their full potential and she ensures every student in her classroom is known, valued and cared for."

The staff and students at GIPS are proud of the accomplishment of one of the schools teachers.

"Congratulations Emily, the award was so very well deserved," Ms Lee said.