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Staff Spotlight - Maddi Wallace

Maddi Wallace - Occupational therapist, ACT Education Directorate

Maddi is an occupational therapist working for the ACT Education Directorate. She is passionate about her role and loves the chance to make a difference in children’s lives through her work.

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Kim McMahon Early Childhood Teacher - Narrabundah Early Childhood School

Teacher Spotlight: Kim McMahon

Kim McMahon - Early Childhood Teacher, Narrabundah Early Childhood School

I love looking at the magic of all the children that I teach. They are all so different and fascinating to see all those bright lights come alive.

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Staff Spotlight: Rich Minards

Rich Minards - Facilities Manager Canberra College

I started working in a public school for a bit of a ‘fill in’ job while I ran my own construction business.

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Staff Spotlight: Keshap Moktan, School Cleaning Officer

Staff Spotlight: Keshap Moktan

Keshap Moktan, School Cleaning Officer

The first advice I received on the job when I came to Australia was to think positively and perform your best.

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Emily Disalvatore Teacher Torrens Primary School

Teacher Spotlight: Emily Disalvatore

Teacher, Torrens Primary School

When I was younger, I taught dancing, which was my way in to working with children and teaching.

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Teacher Spotlight: Jarrod Bradbury

Teacher, Belconnen High School

With a new year comes a new school, new students and new challenges. I'm excited to meet my students, my fellow staff and become a part of the Belconnen High School Community.

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Staff Spotlight: Raelene Farrell

Senior Psychologist

It is really inspiring to work with such passionate school staff and School Psychologists who really care about making a difference.

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Anna Peel

Staff Spotlight: Anna Peel

School Psychologist

As a School Psychologist, every day is unique, but we are always working to help students engage in their learning.

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Teacher Spotlight: Karlie Russell

Teacher, Monash School

This year I am part of the Response to Improvements team. This means I work with a range of students who need extra support in specific areas and I also work with enrichment groups to extend those students who need more of a challenge.

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Katherine Finlayson

Teacher Spotlight: Katharine Finlayson

Executive Teacher, Professional Practice, Music and the Arts

I am a primary music specialist teacher based at the ACT Instrumental Music Program. I work in four public schools each week, teaching music lessons in partnership with classroom teachers in each school.

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Teacher Spotlight: Royce Vagg

Teacher, Kingsford Smith School

For language teacher Royce Vagg, the best part of teaching is having the opportunity and privilege of working with some of the brightest young minds in Canberra. We ask him about his career, his inspiration and his advice for starting teachers.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mary Hutchinson

Principal, Lyons Early Childhood School

After 10 years at the helm of Lyons Early Childhood School – and 40 years in the profession - Mary is moving into retirement. We ask her about her career, her experiences and what the future holds.

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Teacher Spotlight: Kate Woods

Principal, Margaret Hendry Primary School

Kate is busily preparing for the new school to open its doors in 2019. It’s an exciting time for the whole community, especially the children getting ready to start in February.

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