Young Achiever - Rachael Muller

Rachael Muller is in the final three for The Northern Territory Young Achievers Awards in the category 'Regional & Rural Initiative Award'.

Rachael has recently returned to Dunoon after teaching for three years in a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory. She has been teaching at Nyangatjatara College in Imanpa (between Alice Springs and Uluru). As the only staff member on site, and with the nearest support personnel 200 kms away, this was an amazing experience for a new graduate. Rachael completed her teaching degree at Southern Cross University, Lismore, at the end of 2009 and took up the position in January 2010. During her time in Imanpa some of her achievements included dedication to improving attendance and creating a quality learning environment for a range of English as a Second Language (ESL) students. She organised an excursion for students to Melbourne that included many exciting, first time experiences for a group of students who had never travelled outside their community. Rachael has many amazing stories to tell.

She has been nominated for this award by the members of the Indigenous Community of Imanpa where she lived and worked.

The Award Ceremony will take place next Saturday (6th April) in the Sky City Casino in Darwin. Rachael and her mother are preparing for the trip there with great trepidation and excitement.

Rachael's contact details are: Rachael Muller 29 Cedar Drive, Dunoon Tel (02) 66895100


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