Hermit Park State School
Described as passionate, tenacious, focused, and caring, Glenys Murphy is loved by the teachers, students and parents of the Hermit Park State School (HPSS) community.
It comes as no surprise that Glenys has been nominated for the 2017 QCT Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award for the inspirational work she has done throughout her 29 (and counting) year career.
Glenys is passionate about ensuring students graduate from HPSS with rich literacy skills that enable them to be active members of society.
Sandra Celotto said Glenys really stood out from the many teachers she encountered as a parent of four children.
Sandra’s daughter Natalya was overjoyed to hear about Mrs Muphy’s nomination for the prestigious state award.
“She was so excited, her first comment was on how much she [Glenys] deserved it. She then went on to explain how patient, gentle, kind and so well-organised she was,” Sandra said of Natalya.
“It’s lovely to see that teachers like Glenys are being recognised for their hard work and dedication towards our children and their futures,” says Sandra.
Glenys goes above and beyond to make education better for her students. She takes great delight in working with special needs children, particularly those with Autism.
She performs daily check-ins with her students as a way to seek more in-depth feedback about their learning progress; she doesn’t rely on diagnostic results alone.
Former Principal of HPSS Clayton Carnes describes Glenys as a “rock-star” of a teacher who is loved by all.
“Mrs Murphy also takes great pride in the presentation of the learning environment,” says Clayton.
“Many times on weekends I would meet Glenys’ husband Steve who would be at school making hanging boards or adjusting book shelves to store Lego.”
“Her absolute passion for ensuring children are literate means we have children engaged with our society who are equipped to participate in the future Australian workforce.”
Congratulations Glenys on your nomination.