MICHELLE Andrews is looking forward to carrying on the good work of environmental education as she takes on the role of principal at Burrumbuttock Public School.
Ms Andrews has taken over from Owen Dunlop who will continue on at the school for the time being, working in the environmental centre attached to the school.
The born-and-bred Sydney girl said she was inspired by the families and children she had met so far and was enjoying the new country scenery.
“It’s a great feeling to be a part of a small, country school and the people here are very community minded,” Ms Andrews said.
“The school is renowned for excellence in environmental education and has a Stephanie Alexander kitchen and garden,” she said.
“I have been fortunate to work in some great schools during my career, mostly around Sydney,” she said.
“I wanted to be the principal of a school with a good reputation and a school that was alive with community spirit and I think I have found that here.”
Ms Andrews was relieving principal of Corowa South for six months and previous to that worked at Lockhart for three years as assistant principal.
She will lead a team of six teachers who oversee 30 students at the school.