Thursday March 13, 2014
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies was delighted that Suzanne O’Connor was
named the 2014 Local Woman of the Year for the Mulgoa electorate in
recognition of her extracurricular school activities in addition to her full time role
as teacher at Glenmore Park Public School.
Tanya Davies presented the award to Suzanne during a special assembly at
Glenmore Park Public School in front of colleagues, students and family.
Tanya Davies said that Suzanne is an extraordinary and inspiring
woman. Despite being faced with a number of family challenges, she
successfully performs her role as a full-time teacher at Glenmore Park Public
School while also studying, running a Shutterbugs and journalism group at the
school mostly outside of school hours, and fundraises by running ‘mud runs’.
“Her contagious, positive attitude; care for others and selflessness are
admirable and were the reasons I nominated her for the award” Tanya Davies
Ms O’Connor said that she was honoured to receive the award especially for
simply doing what she loves to do.
The Local Woman of the Year award is a special recognition to the outstanding
role women make in our local communities.
NSW Minister for Women, Pru Goward said that the government is committed to
supporting and recognising the significant work and the dedication of NSW
women to our community.
“These Awards help us identify women and publically applaud their contribution
and the positive example they provide, particularly to the younger generation”,
said Minister Goward.