Stevens in the running for accolade

Geraldton Guardian

Tonight the students and staff at Strathalbyn Christian College will learn whether teacher Ruth Stevens has taken out the competition at the Curtin University Teaching Excellence Awards.

The Year 6 teacher has been nominated by the school for the Regional Achievement and Community Award, which recognises passionate education staff who continuously demonstrate outstanding service.

Ms Stevens, who has been teaching Year 6 classes at Strathalbyn for the past three years, said it was an honour to have been nominated.

“The most rewarding thing about teaching has to be the students and what they offer the classroom, seeing their growth and learning from them as well,” she said.

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“It’s been an honour to be nominated.”

Strathalbyn marketing and community relations officer Anna Hollander said the award, which promotes inspiring students, was a perfect fit for Ms Stevens.

“We believe that Ruth Stevens demonstrates this and more, she is an outstanding person and a truly fantastic teacher,” she said.

“Ruth demonstrates a passion for teaching, a willingness to understand her students and she really works hard to help them grow in knowledge and understanding.”

The regional achievement and community award winner will be announced tonight at a gala presentation dinner in Perth.

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