Christy Beveridge wins teaching award

HONOURED and thrilled were the words used by Bonville Public School's assistant principal, Christy Beveridge, after she learned she was to receive a coveted Inspirational Teacher award.

Just 60 teachers across Australia - and just 16 from NSW - recieved recognition at the inaugural 2008 NEITA ASG Inspirational Teacher State and Territory Awards, which this year is closely followed by World Teacher's Day this Friday.

Christy Beveridge was one of just eight primary school teachers in the state to recieve the coveted award.

“It's a wonderful surprise, I am honoured,” she said.

“I was just thrilled to bits that the parent group thought to nominate me - I never expected the award.”

Miss Beveridge said it was not hard to be enthusiastic about teaching, being situated at Bonville Public School.

“I'm very lucky to be a part of this great school community, so it's hard to be anything but inspired.”

Miss Beveridge will now be eligible to progress through to the next phase of the awards at the national level, and if successful will receive a national award commemorated with a specially crafted NEITA crystal apple award and a professional or project development grant of $5000.

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