SOLIHULL’S Sarah Mullin received an “incredibly lovely and unexpected surprise” when she was handed a gong in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
She was handed an MBE for her services to education after starting off wanting to help children to increase their life choices and enable them to reach their potential.
Sarah has been in senior educational positions for the past 12 years and has won several prizes including the Contribution to Education of the Year category at the Birmingham Awards.
Other honours include being recognised by We Are The City as an Inspirational Woman and Rising Star in Education and Academia.
She was shortlisted as Headteacher of the Year at the West Midlands Education Awards.
She was also recognised by ITV at its National Diversity Awards as a positive role model for gender when she was shortlisted for another prize.
Sarah has also stepped into the writing world and was the author of bestselling books including What They Didn’t Teach Me on my PGCE and Chronicles from the Classroom.
She supports teachers at different stages of their careers so that they can help all children to get the best learning outcome possible.
Sarah said: “I truly believe that education has the potential to change lives and so I am incredibly honoured to be representing teachers who continue to go above and beyond every single day to educate the nation’s children and young people.”
Sarah has received messages of congratulations from educators across the country, and added that she has been “truly humbled” by the support she has received from people working in the sector.