Ann Caro

Teaching Fellow

Lithgow High School NSW

Ann Caro, Lithgow High School’s first female Principal, transformed a culture of low expectations for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to one of hope and aspiration.

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Greg McMahon

Teaching Fellow

Doveton College VIC

Principal Greg McMahon overhauled the teaching approach of Melbourne’s Doveton College, tailoring it to better suit the needs of the local community and expanding the curriculum to accommodate adult learning.

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Paul Kenna

Teaching Fellow

Belle Vue Park Primary School VIC

With many students disadvantaged and from non-English speaking backgrounds, Principal Paul Kenna created a ‘Community Hub’, hosting playgroups and maternal child health services.

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John Cleary

Teaching Fellow

Casuarina Street Primary School NT

Principal of a Katherine school, John Cleary, employs a “relationships first” philosophy, and knows at least five things about each of his 405 students.

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John Goh

Teaching Fellow

Merrylands East Public School NSW

Starting the school day earlier so kids are not so tired and getting rid of the bell are some of the measures John Goh has introduced at Merrylands East Public.

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Yasodai Selvakumaran

Teaching Fellow

Rooty Hill High School NSW

Yasodai has been recognised as an under-35 ‘rising star’ of Australian education for her commitment to students and a leader of other teachers.

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Stacey Quince

Teaching Fellow

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School NSW

Stacey Quince has transformed the school in her six years as Principal, putting into action her passionate belief in the need to re-examine education.

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Steve Harrison

Teaching Fellow

Huonville High School TAS

Steve developed Huonville High’s Year 11 and 12 program, with the determination to ensure it would lead to jobs for students living in an area suffering from high youth unemployment.

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Peter Gurrier-Jones

Teaching Fellow

The Hills School NSW

Principal Peter Gurrier-Jones has led the development of many innovative programs for students with developmental disabilities and complex learning needs.

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Matthew Eyles

Teaching Fellow

Hobart College TAS

Matthew Eyle’s background as a registered nurse has brought unorthodox solutions to common problems, such as how to involve disengaged students.

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Janeen Silcock

Teaching Fellow

Ballina Coast High School NSW

Faced with amalgamating two different secondary schools, Principal Janeen Silcock aimed to create an innovative learning place based around students and learning, rather than buildings.

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Kerry White

Teaching Fellow

Holy Family Catholic School SA

Principal Kerry White realised students were being caught up in a cycle of low expectations, based on incorrect assumptions about the local area. Kerry shifted this mindset to one of believing they were highly capable of learning.

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