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2010 Paul Brock Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English
The 2010 Winner of the Paul Brock Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English was Ms Jo-Anne Drayton from Hornsby Girls' High School. Jo-Anne was presented with the award in September, 2010, by the NSW Director-General of Education, Michael Coutts-Trotter.
To read the citation for the award and listen to a podcast of the presentation ceremony, click here: Award Citation and Ceremony
2009 Paul Brock Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English
The 2009 Winner of the Paul Brock Excellence in the Teaching of English award was Mr Geoffrey Walker from Balgowlah Boys' High School (BBHS). He received his award on September 4, 2009, from NSW Director-General of Education, Michael Coutts-Trotter.
Mr Walker is pictured, seated, far right, with (from left) BBHS Head Teacher, English, Ian James, Mr Coutts-Trotter, Dr Paul Brock and BBHS relieving Principal Paul Sheather (standing).
- The Citation for Geoffrey Walker
- Podcast of the Director-General’s Award Presentation Speech on the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council webpage
2008 Paul Brock Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of English
The winners of the inaugural Paul Brock Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of English were announced on October 9, by NSW Education Minister Verity Firth at the "Teaching English and the arts" international conference hosted by the AELE Research Network.
Ms Firth presented awards to each of the winners, pictured (clockwise from top), Susan Stevens (Gosford High School), Rachel Devlin (Highly Commended; Rooty Hill High School), Stephen Henry (Cherrybrook Technology High School) and Dr Joanne McPherson (Dorrigo High School).
Winners received honorary membership of the network, an award certificate, $1000 and a plaque and citation.
The award, which will be presented annually, is open to all teachers of English in NSW Government secondary schools and is co-sponsored by the AELE Research Network and the NSW Secondary Principals' Council. It recognises teachers who: