Wednesday 10 October 2018
Twenty-seven of Queensland’s most inspirational teachers have been named as finalists in prestigious state teaching awards.
The finalists include teachers from the Gold Coast to Cairns who have:
The winners of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Excellence in Teaching Awards, which are the only state government awards that recognise teachers from all schooling sectors statewide, will be announced on October 25, on the eve of World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Australia.
QCT Board Chair Emeritus Professor Wendy Patton congratulated each of the 27 finalists on their exceptional practice and the difference they have made.
“Queensland has exceptional teachers right across the state, in all sectors of schooling,” Emeritus Professor Patton said.
“The finalists have made extraordinary differences in their communities and it is a privilege to be able to highlight and share their work,” she said.
“I’d also like to thank the hundreds of teachers who were nominated for the awards for their teaching excellence. Your achievements and the difference you are making are to be celebrated and valued.”
The finalists in the five award categories include: (For their stories visit the QCT Teacher Stories website)
Jack Burrows, Coomera Rivers State School
Mweisi (Moy) Carra, C&K White Rock
Kylie McKenna, Brightwater State School
Lachlan McKenzie, Eidsvold State School
Dean Ryschka, Queensland Academies — Health Sciences Campus, Southport
Ian Vogt, Yeronga State High School
Natalie Harris, Pacific Pines Primary School
Kathleen Heath, Hervey Bay Special School
Wendy Mercer, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
Ollie Narbey, Ithaca Creek State School
Melanie Ralph, Indooroopilly State High School
Rachael Tranter, St Monica’s College, Cairns
Majda Benzenati, St Hilda’s School, Southport
Stephen Crapnell, All Hallows’ School
Ida Pinese, St Stephen’s Catholic College, Mareeba
Mia Pinnington, Coomera Rivers State School
Megan Rauchle, Emerald North State School
Elissa Brinckman, The Sycamore School
Narelle Dawson, Bribie Island Community Kindergarten
Matthew Hartigan, Marsden State High School
Jessica Walker, Yeronga State High School
Gemma Whapham, Moranbah State High School
Stephanie Furlong, Cairns State High School
Gail Newman, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School
Colin Orevich, Australian Industry Trade College
Shona Press, Marymount College, Burleigh Waters
Jane Sleeman, Queensland Academies — Health Sciences Campus, Southport
For further information please contact QCT Media and Communications Manager Tanya Chilcott on 3377 4776 or 0499 10 53 63 , or Public Relations and Marketing Officer Jessica Schwilk on 3377 4790.