Professional Teachers’ Council NSW -
Award Recipients for 2011
Exceptional Service Award 2011
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Exceptional Service Awards are presented for exceptional service over a significant period of time to the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW member professional associations and education in NSW.
The 2011 Award were presented at the PTC NSW Annual Presentation Evening, Monday 28 November 2011 at the PTC NSW Conference Centre.
The Exceptional Service Award for 2011 was presented to Mr Matthew Bentley, immediate Past President of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW by the guest of honour, the Hon Adrian Piccoli MP, NSW Minister for Education.
|The Hon. Adrian Piccoli presents Mr Matthew Bentley, Past President of PTC NSW with the Exceptional Service Award for 2011.
Matthew Bentley has been recognised for an Exceptional Service Award in acknowledgement of the quality of his strong educational leadership at a state and national level.
In his time as President Matthew led the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW with a clear and determined vision. He has served as a director, Vice President and most recently as President of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW.
Matthew has led and convened a series of forums which engaged teachers and member associations in a range of perspectives spanning the traditional, cutting-edge and controversial. Such forums have included topics as the Australian Curriculum, Information Communication Technology in education and the governance of professional teaching associations.
Matthew has served as a director of the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association (APTA) where he helped lead the national body through a period of change. At this level, he helped promote teaching and supported national consultations regarding the National Professional Standards for Teachers.
Matthew has been an active member of the English Teachers’ Association NSW where he has published support documents, assisted with curriculum consultations, led professional development activities, mentored beginning teachers and taken on advocacy roles on behalf of the English Teachers’ Association.
It is with great pleasure that the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW recognises the significant contributions that Matthew has made to teaching and teachers in NSW with an Exceptional Service Award.
Outstanding Professional Service Award
2011 Recipients –
Ms Julie O'Keeffe, Asia Education Teachers' Association
Mrs Kim Rodenburg, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)
Ms Sharon Starkey, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)
Dr Linda Gibson-Langford, Australian School Library Association (NSW) Inc
Mr Kenneth Brock, Australian School Library Association (NSW) Inc
Dr Bradley Merrick, Australian Society for Music Education NSW Chapter
Mr Costa Loucopoulos, Drama NSW
Mrs Janelle Ford, Early Childhood Education Council
Ms Lyn Kirkby, Economics and Business Educators NSW
Ms Anne Scott, English Teachers' Association NSW
Mr Rod Carter, English Teachers' Association NSW
Mr Paul Grover, English Teachers' Association NSW
Mr Bernie Howitt, History Teachers' Association of NSW
Ms Pamela Panczyk, History Teachers' Association of NSW
Ms Coral Shand, Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW
Dr James Curran, Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW
Mrs Vicki Andrews, Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc
Mr Brendon Fotheringham, Marine Teachers Association of NSW Inc
Mr Geoffrey Ball, Mathematical Association of NSW Inc
Mr Jim Grant, Mathematical Association of NSW Inc
Mr Craig Maher, NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teachers' Association
Mrs Sue Lane, Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc
Dr John Buchanan, Primary Human Society and its Environment Teachers Association
Dr Kerrie Eyding, Student Welfare and Personal Development Association of NSW
Mrs Renee Andrews, Technology Educators Association
Mrs Sally Best, Technology Educators Association
Dr Kerry Thomas, Visual Arts and Design Educators' Association NSW