Wodonga TAFE says so long to much loved early childhood teacher, Kathlene Bacash
After more than 20 years of teaching at Wodonga TAFE, much loved staff member Kathlene Bacash has been given a fond farewell into retirement with an on campus afternoon tea.
Staff from across the TAFE came together earlier this month to celebrate her service, sharing many anecdotes of Kath’s time with Wodonga TAFE – first as a student as she studied Children’s Services and then as a valued teacher in the Early Childhood Education and Care program.
“Kath’s presence, knowledge, and fun (mischievous) approach to work, will be missed by her teammates within the Early Childhood Education and Care team, staff across Community Services and Health, and the broader Wodonga TAFE community,” Community Services and Health department manager, Fiona Maher said.
Throughout her time in the Early Childhood team, Ms Bacash coordinated intakes of students across the Early Childhood and Education and Care courses at Certificate III and Diploma level, as well as coordinating placements for Early Childhood Education and Care students to gain work experience in local services.
As well as inducting new teachers to the Wodonga TAFE’s Early Childhood team (some of whom were her past students), Ms Bacash also represented Wodonga TAFE at local and state level with her involvement on the state-wide Early Childhood Education and Care Network and the Building Bridges Early Childhood Education and Care conference committee.
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