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After three decades in Territory schools she's the best teacher in the country

What
does it take to be the best primary school teacher in Australia? To
have a warm and vivid presence might be part of it. Add imagination,
keenness, a strong sense of possibilities, interest in the world. Then
let's not forget experience, support from colleagues, and a school
environment where everyone is pulling on the same string to keep kids
happy and learning.

This teacher, Jo Sherrin, and this school, Bradshaw Primary, can be
found in west-side Alice Springs. Last Friday at a ceremony in Melbourne
Mrs Sherrin, one of two teacher-librarians at Bradshaw, was named the
nation's Primary School Teacher of the Year at the inaugural Australian
Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership. Pictured: Kaylana
Hagan (left) and Casey Lally with teacher-librarian Jo Sherrin, who's
been named the Best Primary School Teacher in Australia. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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