QCT TEACHX Awards winners

Recording of the 2020 QCT TEACHX Awards.
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Six of Queensland’s most outstanding teachers have been named as winners in the 2020 QCT TEACHX Awards. The winners are listed below

The winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 29, on the eve of World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Queensland. The TEACHX Awards recognise teachers from all schooling sectors and the early childhood sector across Queensland. The finalists were chosen from a record number of almost 400 nominations across six categories.

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching

Winner: Dell Rathbone, West Moreton Anglican College


  • John Alloway, Ignatius Park College
  • John Aloizos, Yeronga State High School
  • Ping Ding, Marsden State High School
  • Pearl Donovan, Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus

Outstanding Contribution to School Community

Winner: Cathy Nixon, Cairns West State School


  • Chantelle Amson, Nambour Special School
  • Ron Armstrong, The Cathedral College
  • Carly Bell, Clermont State High School
  • Margaret Sherrington, Mabel Park State High School

Excellence in Beginning to Teach

Winner: Sophie Gruhl, Mabel Park State High School


  • Peita Bates, Maryborough State High School
  • Alexandra Calligaris, Maroochydore State High School
  • Matalena Daniells, Centenary State High School
  • Michael King, John Paul College

Excellence in Teaching

Winner: Joel Speranza, Ormiston College


  • Jodi Audoss, Silkstone State School
  • Song Huang, Yeronga State High School
  • Cecilia Kovacic, Maryborough State High School
  • Matthew Lourigan, Loreto College

Innovation in Teaching

Winner: Brett Murphy, Belgian Gardens State School


  • Gavin Jones, Mabel Park State High School
  • Cameron Lynch, Marsden State High School
  • Christopher Pacey, St Patrick’s College, Townsville
  • Amy Freeman, Mackay District Special School

Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning

Winner: Meredith Wenta, Kirwan State High School


  • Donald Cameron, Marsden State High School
  • Susan Dalton, Miami State High School
  • Keith Graham, Rochedale State School
  • Ben Habermehl, Yeronga State High School

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