Six honoured as inspiring teachers of the English language

(From left) Mr Tan Wah Jiam, 40, from Hwa Chong Institution (College Section); Mrs Anne Kingsley-Lee, 36, from CHIJ St Theresa's Convent; Mrs Sangeetha Sivanesan, 31, from Da Qiao Primary School; Ms Laureen Toh, 30, from Catholic Junio
(From left) Mr Tan Wah Jiam, 40, from Hwa Chong Institution (College Section); Mrs Anne Kingsley-Lee, 36, from CHIJ St Theresa's Convent; Mrs Sangeetha Sivanesan, 31, from Da Qiao Primary School; Ms Laureen Toh, 30, from Catholic Junior College; Ms Vanessa Heng, 34, from Nanyang Girls' High School; and Mr Patrick Sum, 37, from Anglo-Chinese Junior College are the recipients of this year's Inspiring Teacher of English Award, which honours outstanding teachers of English Language, English Literature and General Paper. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

Six teachers received this year's Inspiring Teacher of English Award, which honours outstanding teachers of English Language, English Literature and General Paper.

The recipients are Mrs Sangeetha Sivanesan, 31, from Da Qiao Primary School; Mrs Anne Kingsley-Lee, 36, from CHIJ St Theresa's Convent; Ms Vanessa Heng, 34, from Nanyang Girls' High School; Mr Patrick Sum, 37, from Anglo-Chinese Junior College; Ms Laureen Toh, 30, from Catholic Junior College; and Mr Tan Wah Jiam, 40, from Hwa Chong Institution (College Section).

The winners received their awards from Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, for Education and Law, at a ceremony held at the National Museum of Singapore.

Since 2008, a total of 42 teachers from the primary, secondary and junior college levels have been recognised. The award is jointly presented by the Speak Good English Movement and The Straits Times, and supported by the Ministry of Education.