Winner Kate Mullin Educator Award 2021
The winner of the Kate Mullin Educator Award for 2021 is Linah Enosa of Broome Senior High School.
Linah is an outstanding educator who is very much appreciated by her colleagues and community. She has worked at Broome SHS for many years as a long-term AIEO, Two Way teacher, leader and cultural consultant.
She has a passion for the cultivation of home languages and Two Way teaching which has been at the centre of cross-cultural partnerships and co-design of programs and curriculum. She has mastered code-switching, is able to code-switch between cultures, and has worked tirelessly to support students to use their home language as a bridge to access Standard Australian English.
Linah helped plot and lead a renewed direction for the school in the area of whole school literacy promoting best practice in EALD pedagogy.
She has also worked with the teachers to embed Aboriginal Histories and Culture into the curriculum, with the result being highly engaged students as well as important learning opportunities for the staff. The depth and breadth of her traditional cultural knowledge is immense and has enriched the experience of all of the students.
Linah’s role at the school extends far beyond the classroom. She also works tirelessly to build links with Aboriginal families and community to improve student engagement in their schooling. She is a core organiser of community events including community breakfasts, parent nights, NAIDOC celebrations and more. She is involved in the Aboriginal Education Committee and Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
Linah is indeed a most worthy winner of the Kate Mullin Educator Award and we congratulate her on this recognition of her achievements for her school and community. It is inspiring to hear of the great work being done in one of our schools by such a dedicated educator.