VOTE NOW: South Burnett's top seven best teachers
NATIONAL Teachers Day is this coming Friday (October 25), and we're on the hunt for the South Burnett's best teacher.
We did a call out on our Facebook page just last week and were overwhelmed by the heart-warming responses from South Burnett locals.
Since then we have had a poll open for 24 hours where you were able to vote for your favourite teacher, out of the 34 nominated.
We have narrowed it down to our top seven teachers.
Vote for who you think should be crowned 'South Burnett's Best Teacher' in the poll below:
Top 7: who do you think should be crowned 'South Burnett's Best Teacher'?
This poll ended on 23 October 2019.
Mrs McCarthy from St Mary's
Ashley Dalton from St Johns
Courtney Dyson from Murgon State School
Sim Newitt from Blackbutt State School
Mrs Hicks from St Johns
Mr Wicks from Kingaroy State High School
Miss Hayley Duff from St Joseph's Murgon
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
The Nominees are:
1. Mrs McCarthy from Saint Mary's
Nominated by Scott Collier.
"She is one of the most genuine, kind hearted and highly competent teachers I know. Everyday is a privilege knowing our daughter is in the hands of one of South Burnett's finest teachers."
2. Ashley Dalton from St John's
Nominated by Kate Francis.
"I've never met someone (a teacher for that matter) so caring and absolutely great with the kids. She treats them like her own and because of her my daughter loves going to school each and everyday."
3. Courtney Dyson from Murgon State School
Nominated by Wilma Litzow.
"Her professionalism and commitment to all students in and out of her class. Her ability to assist students to be the best they can be is amazing."
4. Sim Newitt from Blackbutt State School.
Nominated by Kelly Wellhuner.
"Always MAKES time for EVERYONE.... She is an amazing inclusion teacher and shows compassion and kindness. Sim has given me some wonderful advice over the past years. So grateful to have amazing teachers."
5. Mrs Hicks from St Johns.
Nominated by Shailee Raine Davis.
"My daughter had her and we had to move her to the coast my girl misses her everyday she has amazing compassion and understanding and her faith is delivered with class I hope she wins she's amazing."
6. Mr Wicks from Kingaroy State High School
Nominated by Abby Dwight.
"Taking us to cattle shows almost every weekend from the end of February to the Middle of June!!"
7. Miss Hayley Duff from St Joseph's Murgon
Nominated by Simone Dowsett.
"My son is in grade 6 and miss Duff has helped him so much this year, helping him to over come his fear of speaking in front of people, and she is the best teacher he has ever had."
The voting for South Burnett's best Kindergarten teacher will be open soon.