Amy Smith goes above and beyond to make sure all her students’ needs are met in her Mount Gravatt State School classroom.
Parent Jodie Lowrey says her daughter, who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, has spent the past two years at the school supported and valued as an active member of Amy’s classroom.
“Ms Smith is an excellent communicator, regularly liaising with me and my daughter’s Allied Professional Health Care team regarding my daughter’s needs in the classroom and the support and adjustments that can be implemented to enable her to achieve her emotional, social and academic potential in the school environment.”
Amy has also sought out independent research in related fields to make sure she is providing the best learning environment for all her students, taking into account each child’s abilities.
“She is respectful, warm, caring and nurturing and clearly has a passion for early education,” Ms Lowrey says.
Principal Jennifer Watson says the primary school teacher displays “outstanding professionalism” at the school.
“She has meticulous attention to planning and assessing and provides a safe, structured learning environment,” Ms Watson says.
“Ms Smith has engaged professionally to understand the needs of students with disability and has demonstrated commitment to making adjustments to help all students achieve their best.”
Congratulations Amy on your nomination.