Wed, September 2, 2020

Congratulations to seven of the College’s outstanding teachers for being nominated for a Teach X Award.

Teach X Awards, formerly known as the Excellence in Teaching Awards, recognise and celebrate the inspiring work of the teachers in the classroom, school leaders, Deputy Principals and Principals across Queensland.

The Sheldon College teacher nominees are;

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Mr Russell Bauer

Head of Memory and Cognition, Mr Bauer was nominated for the role that he plays as Australia’s first ‘Head of Memory and Cognition’ and for continually remaining abreast of emerging educational trends across various different subject areas. 

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Mrs Deidre Freitas

Secondary Science and Physics Teacher, Mrs Deidre Freitas, was nominated for continually doing a tremendous job at designing and implementing curriculum, providing numerous opportunities for further learning and for also challenging students to take risks.

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Mr Josh Hanek

Secondary Visual Art and Health and Physical Education Teacher, Mr Josh Hanek,was nominated for delivering a first-class teaching and learning program in his classrooms. Mr Hanek also has an innate ability to achieve student outcomes that far exceed state averages by up to three times.

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Dr Colin Jones

Secondary Maths Teacher, Dr Colin Jones, was nominated for his tireless contribution to Mathematics. He is always looking at new ways to provide learning materials via different media and will give freely of his time to tutor and provide assistance to students. As a testament to the respect Colin’s students have for him, he often has past Alumni visit the College to see him and to offer their services in a tutoring capacity also.

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Mr Oliver McKillop

Year 5 Teacher, Mr Oliver McKillop, was nominated for consistently delivering high quality, purposeful teaching and learning which ensures his students achieve the extraordinary on a daily basis. Mr McKillop is also a reflective practitioner, who consistently strives to improve. He is actively committed to ongoing professional renewal in order to grow as an educator.

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Mrs Kelly Muir

Curriculum Assistant to the Director of Early Learning, Mrs Kelly Muir, was nominated for her focus on developing and maintaining authentic relationships with the wider community as she identifies that while teachers are professionals in their field, they are not the masters of all trades and can only offer children by engaging with the wider community. Mrs Muir is defined as being an excellent practitioner and a wonderful mentor and coach.

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Mrs Sophie Norton

Year 1 Teacher, Mrs Sophie Norton, was nominated for her ability to incorporate higher order thinking strategies that promote creative and critical thinking into her classroom. Mrs Norton is highly skilled at executing her explicit teaching model, and has held a number of roles within the College including Literacy Coach, Year Level Leader, Mentor, Literacy Committee Representative and Practical Placement Supervisor, alongside Classroom Teacher.

Congratulations to the above teachers on this wonderful achievement. Sheldon College is incredibly proud to have such outstanding professionals who provide quality learning opportunities for our students.