Awards Program

Due to the COVID situation in South East Tasmania, the 2021 Together We Inspire Awards ceremony has been postponed. We look forward to celebrating the work of our incredible finalists soon so we will advise when we confirm a new date.

These awards recognise and celebrate excellence throughout our entire Department – staff and volunteers – who are demonstrating our shared values of Aspiration, Respect, Courage, and Growth. Across every Department site, service and business unit our employees are making a significant contribution.

To have been nominated for an award is a testament to the value an employee brings to the workplace and the Department as a whole. Whether it be working with children, young people or adults, this awards program is such a wonderful way to share our stories; to learn from, aspire to and ultimately grow as a Department.

These awards, an important initiative of the Department, would not be possible without the generous support of our major sponsor  Spirit Super, and partners Teachers Health and Telstra.

If you have any questions, or would like further advice, please contact the Awards Team at or phone (03) 6165 5746 or (03) 6165 6383.



Cosgrove High School Leadership Team

Data Inquiry Learning Partnership

Meander Valley Cluster Principal Team

Ann Peiper – Burnie Library

Sarah Mitchell – Early Years Partnerships & Projects

Yvonne Fullbrook – East Tamar Primary School

East Derwent Primary Early Years Team

Loretta Brazendale – Burnie Library

Sarah Alway – West Launceston Primary School

Derwent Collective

Kate Reynolds – Ulverstone Secondary College

Newstead College Learning Support Team

Andrea McMahon – Libraries Tasmania

Sally Stanley – Smithton Library

Sophie Flanagan – George Town Library

Justin Graham – Flinders Island District High School

Louise Poeschla – Mountain Heights School

Michelle Walker – Smithton High School

Ben Nelan – Hobart College

COVID-19 Coordination Team – cross-divisional

Ulverstone Primary School EFAs

English as Additional Language Team – Elizabeth College

GETI Student Experience Team

Karen Slade – Don College


Katie Wightman – Kings Meadows High School

Rory Hamilton – Bruny Island District School

Virtual Learning Tasmania

Look Who’s Talking Team – Burnie Child and Family Learning Centre

Matthew Dawson – Hellyer College

Sandy Bay Infant School Literacy Team

Forest Primary Numeracy Team

Princes Street Primary Mathematics Team

Riverside Primary Number Inquiry Team

Carol Murphy – Huonville Library

Cathy Cloudsdale – Longford Primary School

Linda Berry – Dodges Ferry Primary School