Wendy wins their hearts
By TAMARA KEMP ? WENDY Woods makes the daily chore of going to school fun. The Frenchville State School teacher has won the hearts of hundreds of students at the school and won the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin My Favourite Teacher Title.
The 32-year-old teacher of nine years at Frenchville has been described by her year 6/7 composite class as unique, fun, and a teacher who knows how to decorate a classroom.
She said she was delighted to receive the award.
"I have been teaching for more than 10 years and it's very rewarding to be recognised for what you do,'' she said.
"Teaching is my passion.''
Education Minister Anna Bligh said Ms Woods's nominations were among 2600 entries submitted by students across the State.
"Miss Wood's students believe she deserves the titles because, in their own words, 'She is so devoted to teaching us and puts her whole heart and soul into it','' she said.
"The competition is being run by the Department of Education and the Arts in partnership with The Morning Bulletin and other Queensland newspapers.
Ms Bligh said the competition was fitting to the State Education Week to recognise teachers and let them know that their outstanding work had not gone unnoticed.
She said Ms Wood would receive the first two volumes of Robyn Henderson's What My Favourite Teacher Taught Me containing a collection of inspirational stories by 70 authors from nine countries.
"She will also have the chance to contribute to the third volume of the publication,'' she said.