Five Dubbo TAFE NSW staff members were recognised among the most outstanding in western NSW for 2017 at a special awards ceremony in Orange on Friday.
Each year Regional General Manager Kate Baxter hand picks several extraordinary staff from the West Region for acknowledgement, recognising their hard work, commitment to their students and customers, and ability to excel in the Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.
This year, Community Services Teachers Cassie Carrington and Paula Walsh, and Educational Consultant Denise Baffis won Individual Excellence Awards, Welfare Teacher Libby Wilson won a Customer Excellence Award, while Music Teacher Michael Donovan was presented with an award recognising his contribution to reconciliation.
"Staff at TAFE NSW in Dubbo and across NSW continue to flourish in a busy environment and it was a pleasure to pay tribute to Cassie, Paula, Denise, Libby and Michael who have achieved a great deal in 2017,” Ms Baxter said.
“Both Cassie and Paula are extremely proactive in their teaching. They like to challenge their students and encourage them to think outside the box. Both teachers demonstrate a commitment to their students that should be commended.
“Denise has worked tirelessly and successfully on our new state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centres (CLC), while Libby is a great role model to her students, taking a unique approach to ensure students remain determined to succeed.
“Finally, Michael is being recognised for his outstanding contribution to building reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff in TAFE NSW West Region, where his ongoing contribution remains invaluable.”
Full list of award winners:
Michael Donovan, Dubbo – Contribution to Reconciliation in TAFE NSW West Region.
“Our staff continue to thrive in a rapidly-changing environment and each winner thoroughly deserves this recognition – a small way to thank them for the hard work they put in and their ongoing commitment to our key business principles, which make TAFE NSW the leading provider of education and training solutions in the state,” Ms Baxter said.