Staverton Kindergarten is proud to have a dedicated and passionate teacher in Judy Ford, who is celebrating 20 years of service to the Chelmer kindy.
Ms Ford, who has spent 33 years in early childhood education, will commemorate her anniversary with Staverton Kindergarten on Friday, 5 November 2021. As someone who strives to make a difference every day, Ms Ford has shaped hundreds of young thinkers and doers to create, discover, problem-solve, and explore what’s around them.
Whilst well-loved by the students, Ms Ford has also built strong ties with local families. As a testament to her influence and impact on her students, some of the kids she used to guide and mould have returned to seek her advice as they become early childhood educators themselves.
“Judy is well respected by her work colleagues and the community. We are so happy to congratulate her on her dedication and love for the Staverton Community,” said Kate Beutel, Staverton Kindergarten‘s supervisor.
Ms Ford studied Bachelor of Education Studies (Early Childhood) and a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) more than three decades ago and started working as a preschool teacher. In 2001, she joined Staverton Kindergarten as a pre-kindy teacher and moved up the ranks to become its co-director.
Her years of experience have given her a wealth of knowledge to help children develop and blossom as they prepare for their journey into school life and beyond. This special milestone comes after Queensland observed World Teacher’s Day.
Established in 1944, Staverton Kindergarten has achieved an “exceeding” overall rating by the ACECQA.