The winners of the 2019 Genesis School-gen Super Teacher competition who will be heading to the Space Exploration Educators conference in Houston Texas in February 2020 are:
Penny Chatfield - Te Mata Primary, Hawkes Bay
Bernadette Judeel - Lincoln College, Auckland
The runners-up who will receive an Apple iPad each are:
David Van Voorst - Rangiora High
Ben Buckendahl -Cashmere High,
Sarah Washbrooke - Remarkables Primary
Nicole Brown - Milford Primary
All nominators went in the draw to win one of three School-gen prize packs including a Sphero Bolt and our three winners are
Why celebrate Super Teachers?
Teachers are in a unique position to influence the lives of those they teach. Often, they will never know the impact they have had and that’s why we want to celebrate them now.
What some high achievers say about their teachers…
“When I was a student, I was lucky to have some inspiring teachers—including a wonderful librarian when I was in the fourth grade and a chemistry teacher in high school—who challenged me and brought out my best. They helped make me the person I am today.”
“His name was Henry Tillott... he let me have the run of the physics laboratory out of hours. He was a really good teacher and showed me, actually, how easy physics was.”
~Jocelyn Bell Burnell
(Discoverer of Pulsars)