Alumni

Our Teaching Fellows are inspiring examples of how education can transform young students’ lives, especially in disadvantaged communities. Read more about their achievements here.

CHRIS BUSWELL
CHRIS BUSWELL
Mountain Creek State High School (QLD)
When Chris Buswell led the International Baccalaureate program at Mountain Creek State High School, students excelled both academically and holistically.
SHARON CASE
SHARON CASE
Mossman State School (QLD)
Sharon Case has spent 30 years teaching the Japanese language and as Head of Teaching and Learning at Mossman State School where more than half the students are Indigenous, it seemed right to introduce the local Aboriginal language.
SCOTT DIRIX
SCOTT DIRIX
Salisbury East High School (SA)
Scott Dirix thinks of himself as a rogue in education whose aim is to make school work for disengaged students marginalised both in society and on campus. Scott now teaches at Indie School (SA).
WENDY GOLDSTON
WENDY GOLDSTON
Frenchville State School (QLD)
Wendy Goldston has drawn on her almost 30-year career to design and lead an unparalleled program which is transforming learning and bringing out the best in identified high achievers at her Central Queensland primary school.
MATTHEW KNIGHT
MATTHEW KNIGHT
Cobram Primary School (VIC)
When Matthew Knight was made principal of Cobram Primary School in rural Victoria in 2016, he set what he calls “man on the moon” targets, aimed at turning the whole school’s attitudes and outcomes around in five years.
JULIE MURPHY
JULIE MURPHY
Elizabeth Vale School (SA)
Elizabeth Vale School in Adelaide’s northern suburbs has almost doubled in enrolments since Julie Murphy became principal eight years ago.
JAY PAGE
JAY PAGE
Goodna State School (QLD)
As a technology specialist and pedagogical coach at an Ipswich primary school, Jay Page has a vision to prepare students and teachers for an unknown future.
JACKLYN ROBERTS
JACKLYN ROBERTS
Wagaman Primary School (NT)
Jacklyn Roberts only moved from Queensland to Darwin two years ago and is already making a big difference to Northern Territory schooling. Jacklyn is now the Principal of Bakewell Primary School (NT).
SCOTT SLEAP
SCOTT SLEAP
Cessnock High School (NSW)
Dr Scott Sleap is a great example to students in the NSW Hunter region that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can be a pathway to brilliance.
WARREN SYMONDS
WARREN SYMONDS
Mount Barker High School (SA)
When he took over as principal at Mount Barker High School nine years ago, Warren Symonds was confronted with a school in crisis – it needed a fresh injection of confidence and success.
JENNIE VINE
JENNIE VINE
Wooranna Park Primary School (VIC)
As Vice Principal at Wooranna Park Primary School – a school where most students are from disadvantaged backgrounds and behavioural issues loomed large, Jennie Vine realised that Year 10 students often struggled with making informed decisions, becoming frustrated and “displaced”.
LISA YOUNG
LISA YOUNG
South Kalgoorlie Primary School (WA)
Primary school teacher Lisa Young says she is incapable of walking away from an issue that disadvantages a child.