Stanway School teacher named best new teacher in Essex
English teacher Luella Murray, 24, was honoured with the New Teacher of the Year gong at this year’s Essex Teaching Awards.
Miss Murray was one of dozens of educators from across the county to be recognised at the annual ceremony which is organised by Essex County Council.
Miss Murray, a former St Benedict’s, Colchester Sixth Form and University of Essex student, said: “I was nominated by the school and found out after Christmas.
“It is really nice to be acknowledged for the hard work you put in day after day.
“Teachers do it all for the kids and it is nice to have an evening like this where it is acknowledged we are doing a good job generally.”
After initially struggling with English as a subject, Miss Murray, was inspired to join the profession by the teachers who helped her along the way.
Following her A-levels she studied the subject at university before starting her training, spending time at both Thomas, Lord Audley and Stanway schools.