2019 Teaching Fellows

Congratulations to our 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Fellows

SARAH CHAPMAN
SARAH CHAPMAN
Townsville State High School (QLD)
Sarah Chapman’s passion for science education is infectious. With her team, she has built Townsville State Hig...
JESSICA COLLEU TERRADAS
JESSICA COLLEU TERRADAS
Como Secondary College (WA)
Intensive individual instruction has produced breakthroughs for struggling students at Como Secondary College,...
LORRAINE EVANS
LORRAINE EVANS
Malak Primary School (NT)
By refusing to compromise on academic standards and renewing connections to its community, Principal Lorraine...
DENISE LOFTS
DENISE LOFTS
Ulladulla High School (NSW)
Principal Denise Lofts saw huge potential and knew that a radical solution was needed to enliven her Ulladulla...
SASHA MILDENHALL
SASHA MILDENHALL
Taylors Lakes Secondary College (VIC)
A program to identify and extend gifted students is raising results across the board at Taylors Lakes Secondar...
CHANTEL MIRZAI
CHANTEL MIRZAI
Auburn North Public School (NSW)
As Deputy Principal, Instructional Leader, Chantel Mirzai has collaboratively led a change process that has co...
ERICA PROSSER
ERICA PROSSER
Holy Spirit College (QLD)
Success for Erica Prosser’s students is measured not in exam results but in finding the confidence to figure o...
ALISON ROURKE
ALISON ROURKE
Buxton Public School (now at Fairy Meadow Demonstration School)
Explicit instruction in evidence-informed English pedagogies and efficient numeracy processes, combined with a...
MICHAEL SMITH
MICHAEL SMITH
Marsden State High School (QLD)
Michael Smith is improving teaching quality and consistency at a disadvantaged secondary school in outer Brisb...
MONICA ST BAKER
MONICA ST BAKER
Hanwood Public School (NSW)
Despite the challenges of its small size and remoteness, Principal Monica St Baker has embedded contemporary t...
ASHLEY STEWART
ASHLEY STEWART
Newton Moore Senior High School (WA)
Inspired by a passion for promoting Women in STEM fields, Ashley Stewart is using STEM, problem-based learning...
JOHN TOWNLEY
JOHN TOWNLEY
Cecil Andrews College (WA)
Too many students were dropping high-level STEM subjects at Cecil Andrews College, and STEM Coordinator John T...
Criteria

You are able to demonstrate measurable, significant and long-lasting improvements in student learning, achieved through identifying students' needs and applying exceptional, effective and evidence-based teaching or leadership practices. Please include evidence of how you have achieved improved learning experiences and outcomes for your students and the measures and evidence that demonstrate this achievement over time.

You are able to demonstrate that you are contributing significantly to and/or leading a culture of collaboration and connectedness within and/or beyond the school. Please include evidence of how you have shared knowledge to create a professional learning culture that develops the skills of others and increases collective impact.

You are able to demonstrate why and how you have fostered family and/or community engagement to enable purposeful and meaningful connection that has improved outcomes for students. Please include evidence of what changes occurred for students, parents and/or community members as a result of their improved engagement.

You are able to demonstrate a deep understanding of contemporary leadership in education, teaching and learning that stimulates the thinking of others and leads to significant educational improvements in classrooms and schools. Please tell us your story – how you have applied your personal attributes such as creativity, resilience, resourcefulness and drive, your capacity to inspire and influence others, why you’re committed to the teaching profession and your potential to help shape the future of education practice in Australia.

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Transforming Learning Outcomes
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Engaging with the Community
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Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
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Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
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