One of the things that quickly became glaringly obvious to me when I started Wingaru Education is how hard teachers work, and how often this goes unnoticed. I regularly get emails at 11pm or even 5am, from teachers who are still working for the best outcomes for their students. The dedication is inspiring and I think we should be acknowledging this commitment more. It is for this reason that we have introduced Wingaru Teacher of the Month - a small token of our appreciation of the teachers who are working above and beyond for Aboriginal education in their school.
I am very excited to announce that Wingaru Education's Teacher of the Month for June is Ashwyn Karan from Cartwright Public School.
Ashwyn is an amazing woman and a truly inspiring teacher who works hard to support both her colleagues and students with Aboriginal perspectives. Ashwyn has lead Aboriginal education at two schools and we have been lucky enough to work with her both in 2017 at Busby West Public School and 2018 at Cartwright Public School. Because of the Ashwyn's hard work over 700 students have had access to quality Aboriginal education resources, increasing the awareness of Aboriginal education and contributing to the cultural competency of two great schools.
I take this opportunity to thank Ashwyn not only for her contribution to Aboriginal education but also for her respectful and humble approach.
As the June Teacher of the Month, Ashwyn receives a gorgeous gift hamper valued at over $100 from Bespoke Bow-Tique.
Wingaru Education believes that all children should have access to quality education about Aboriginal people and culture.