State’s best deputy

Emily SharpSound Telegraph

Makybe Rise Primary School had reason to celebrate their deputy principal earlier this month.

David Lewis was named the WA Primary Principal Association’s 2016 Deputy Principal of the Year on November 10.

An educator of 26 years, Mr Lewis said he was really proud to receive the honour.

“I think it’s great for the school and great recognition of all the staff and students here — we have a really good school,” he said. “I’m very fortunate to work with a wonderful bunch of teachers and education assistants and to be part of an executive team that works really hard.”

Mr Lewis began his career teaching for three years in Bruce Rock before moving back to Perth to teach and before becoming deputy principal.

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher; I love seeing kids achieve things and now as an administrator I get to influence teachers who influence kids,” he said. “I think that I constantly look for a challenge, I’m a bit innovative and I like the coaching aspect of being a deputy principal. “I think that every child has the ability to create their own potential and that it is limitless and that they can achieve anything they want to if they work hard and practise long enough.”

As for what the future holds for the State’s best deputy principal, Mr Lewis said he would keep being innovative and pushing for the best for Makybe Rise Primary School students.

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