KENDENUP Primary School teacher Jillian Lally has won the inaugural $25,000 Premier’s Teacher of the Year Award.
Ms Lally overcame a field of 95 finalists from around the State to win the award.
Rockingham Campus of Challenger TAFE lecturer Brian Jenkins won $5,000 for the highly commended category, a late addition to the awards roster due to the high calibre of candidates.
Ms Lally was nominated by her students, their parents and her colleagues.
She has been teaching for 36 years and made a significant contribution to her school and community.
Each finalist in the awards won $1,000.
Nominations for next year’s awards open in the 2005 school year.