Monique Marzocchi honoured

Clyde Fenton Preschool teacher Monique Marzocchi collected the Emerging Educator award at the annual NT Education and Care Awards.

The awards mark the outstanding achievements of early childhood and school-aged educators, and service providers.

The Katherine-based teacher eclipsed two other contenders to be presented with the coveted prize at a Parliament House ceremony on 12 October.

Award nominator Jodi Abbott describes Monique Marzocchi as “an inspiring and progressive new teacher” pivotal in elevating the school to a new rank on the National Quality Standard ladder.

“Monique has demonstrated resilience, reflexivity and leadership skills that children, families, early year professionals and teachers in her team, and the greater community, have benefited from,” said the early childhood educator support officer.

“She promotes parental involvement in their child's education during and outside of preschool hours…and (participates in) professional improvement through critical self and team reflection, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources.”

The school’s principal Jeff Parker said: “Monique is a high calibre teacher who demonstrates exceptional commitment to achieving quality outcomes for our students, and their families.

“Monique cultivates in students the confidence they need to aspire to their scholastic and personal development goals, and she is a worthy recipient of the award.”

Monique with pre-school class

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