TAFE NSW Parkes Library Information Services Teacher Margot Drake has been acknowledged for her excellence and dedication to the organisation throughout 2017, winning a prestigious Individual Excellence Award at a special ceremony in Orange on Friday.
Each year Regional General Manager Kate Baxter hand picks several extraordinary staff members 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.
“Staff at TAFE NSW in Parkes and across NSW continue to flourish in a busy environment and it was an absolute pleasure to pay tribute to Margot who achieved a great deal in 2017,” Ms Baxter said.
“Margot is an exemplary staff member who demonstrates a resolute belief in her students and their abilities. Her positive personal and professional interactions illustrate the high ideals Margot sets for herself, inspiring students to aim for and reach high standards.”
Margot was nominated for the award by fellow TAFE NSW Library Information Services Teacher Gunde Svans, who said; “Margot cares deeply about improving the lives of students, through her passionate focus on continuous improvement. She has a genuine devotion to her students, and in seeing them thrive and prosper,” she said.
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.