Wishart State School Principal Yolanda Tognini, Finalist for 2018 Showcase Awards for Principal of the Year

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After winning The Griffith University Jack Pizzey Regional Principal of the Year Award, Wishart State School Principal Yolanda Tognini is now in the running to become Principal of the Year in the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

State Member for Mansfield Corrine McMillan MP congratulated the Wishart State School Principal on her regional win and said that Ms Tognini demonstrates excellence in education, innovation, and leadership.

Ms Tognini and Michael Kiss of Avoca State School are both vying for the Principal of the Year award. The two exemplary principals have now made it to the state finals of the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

This year, 23 exceptional Queensland state schools and educators have been recognised and were named as state finalists in the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

According to Education Minister Grace Grace, the Showcase Awards were Queensland’s most prestigious award program for state school education.

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Each state finalist will receive a $7,500 development grant in recognition of their outstanding work. Furthermore, the state winners would receive an additional development grant of $30,000 each for the school award categories, or $15,000 each for the teacher and principal award categories.

“These grants are designed to support schools in delivering current education program, as well as encourage the development of new programs to support opportunities for students,” Ms Grace said.

State winners of the 2018 Showcase Awards will be announced at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, 26 October 2018, just in time with Queensland’s celebration of World Teachers’ Day.

“World Teachers’ Day is the perfect opportunity to shine the light on the outstanding achievements of our dedicated teachers, principals and school communities,” said Ms Grace.

To learn more about this prestigious award and for the full list of the finalists, visit the official page of the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.