Educator Award

Kate Mullin Educator Award 2022

Are you (or do you know) an Australian educator who has helped to improve English language and literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students, while maintaining links to Aboriginal culture and identity?

The Kate Mullin Award has been created in memory of Kate Mullin, a passionate and visionary EALD consultant who made significant improvements in the teaching of Indigenous literacy in Western Australia.  This award aims to recognise and celebrate educators who demonstrate excellence in the teaching of English to Aboriginal students, whose first language may be Aboriginal English, an Aboriginal Language or a creole such as the Kimberley Kriol.  The educator can self-nominate or be nominated by a line-manager, colleague, student or community member.

The total Award is $3000, and it will be presented at the Westralian Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL) AGM in November 2022.  We invite applications from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, and other Aboriginal Educators including Education Officers, Education Workers, and/or Liaison Officers. The award is open to colleagues who make a joint application, or to individual applicants.  Applications will be judged on merit, based on the criteria of the applicant’s role in the classroom.

Further information can be obtained from the flyer.  The nomination form: 2022 Kate Mullin Nomination Form; referee statement: 2022 Kate Mullin Referee Statement; checklist: 2022 Kate Mullin Award Checklist

All award submissions must be emailed to, Kate Mullin Association by 5.00 pm on Thursday 20 October, 2022. For advice and further information regarding award submissions, please contact Award Coordinator Bev Burnside at