Michelle MacPhee, Head Teacher at Riverside Primary School has been nominated for recognition at the upcoming Central FM Local Hero Awards.
The head teacher has been named as a finalist after being given top marks by a pupil and put forward for the Teacher of the Year Award. Michelle will find out if she has won at the awards ceremony on Friday 11 November, where the work of community heroes throughout the Forth Valley are being recognised.
The Teacher of the Year Award recognises individuals who have made an impact in the education of children in the Forth Valley.
Michelle said: “I am thrilled to be named as a finalist for the award, however, I have explained should we be fortunate enough to win the award that I would only be accepting it on behalf of all the staff at Riverside Primary School who work so hard daily to enhance the life opportunities for all our young learners.
“I feel very privileged to be able to learn each and every day with such a remarkable school community, our parents and carers, community partners, staff and of course our wonderful young people. Every day is also a school day for me, and I am so very proud that I may be able to accept this award on their behalf.”
Children and Young People Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “I’m so happy to see that Michelle’s hard work as head teacher of Riverside Primary is appreciated by the pupils. This nomination reflects marvellously on the school community as a whole and is a credit to Stirling.
“The impact of teachers that inspire and shape the minds of our young people is invaluable and I couldn’t be more proud that such a teacher in our community is being given due recognition.”