Top St Matthew's Kindergarten teacher gets recognition

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St Matthew’s Primary School Windsor Kindergarten teacher Alicia Madden was nominated for Top Teacher in the Daily Telegraph recently


St Matthew’s Primary Windsor Kindergarten teacher Alicia Madden was thrilled when she saw her name in print recently, thanks to student Elora and her family nominating her as a Daily Telegraph Top Teacher. These special awards focus on the care and service shown by teachers during COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was nice to know I made a positive impact for my students while learning remotely,’’ Miss Madden said.

Miss Madden has been a teacher for four years, before joining Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta this year at St Matthews Primary Windsor.

Miss Madden has been a teacher for four years, before joining Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta this year at St Matthews Primary Windsor.

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Kindergarten Teacher Alicia Madden was thrilled her student Elora and her family nominated her for the Top Teacher recognition


“There were some elements of home learning which were difficult as we couldn’t give our students quick feedback which we would in the classroom. It’s really nice to be a part of a staff that comes together and supports each other through these challenging times,’’ Miss Madden said.

One way Miss Madden said her team adapted to the change was through the use of the Seesaw app, an online tool to track and share student learning. “Prior to COVID-19 we had been using the app in the classroom with the students. We decided to continue with the implementation of this platform to assist and help with a smooth transition to remote learning,’’ Miss Madden said.

Miss Madden said ever since she was little she wanted to become a teacher. “I wanted to make a difference and help children love learning like I did growing up. I am so glad I became a teacher because how many people do you know who can actually say they love going to work?’’

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