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Kirby Medcraft

Winner of Premier's Young Achiever Award 2018

Winner of University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award 2018

  • Minister Jacquie Petrusma and Kirby Medcraft

Kirby Medcraft, 29, is  winner of the Premier's Young Achiever of the Year and University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award 2018.

Kirby, of Lutana, is Assistant Principal at Windermere Primary School where she has brought about significant change, particularly in regards to family engagement. Her K-2 ‘Counting Bags’ take home Maths activities had a 100% involvement from families.

The ‘Bedtime Stories’ afternoon saw over 200 parents attend school to read with their child. In her role, Kirby works closely with early childhood teachers, mentoring them and modelling best practice.