Departmental employees honoured

Four present education employees have been recognised in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Receiving the Public Service Medal for her outstanding public service to the provision of educational services in the New England region, Shirley Fuller felt both joy and humility.

"I value all of the educational experiences as well as the many and varied opportunities I have enjoyed in my 46 year career, which has included service as a secondary mathematics teacher, primary school teacher, librarian, curriculum consultant, literacy consultant and Country Areas Program (CAP) consultant," Ms Fuller said.

"For the past 13 years I have served as a CAP consultant, providing additional support for geographically isolated schools in the CAP Northern Network of NSW, including schools in the New England and North Coast regions as well as Catholic schools in the Armidale diocese."

Digital Education Revolution program director, Dianne Marshall received a Public Service Medal for her outstanding leadership which has led to successful outcomes for teaching and learning in secondary schools.

"It has been a once in a life time opportunity to lead the Digital Education Revolution program," Ms Marshall said.

"It is a great pleasure to work with an extraordinary team of educators and IT experts who are focused on transforming teaching and learning through technology.

"I have enjoyed every minute. It has been lots of fun."

Two employees received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

The deputy principal of West Wallsend High School, Mrs Robyn Leggatt was recognised for her service to women's hockey as a player and a coach.

TAFE NSW teacher, Bruce White, developed and implemented educational templates about honeybees, along with an accompanying manual.

He was awarded for service to the beekeeping industry.

Four past employees were also recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List and received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM):

  • Allan Baptist
  • Marlene Ford
  • Kerrie Griffith
  • Colleen Potts.

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