“I, for one, could not have asked for a better teacher for my daughter.”— Wisdom College parent
“Tahnee Brown has so many qualities that make her an outstanding teacher: patience, warmth, creativity, a passion for teaching and a genuine love of children … At the end of the year my daughter did not want to change classes!”— Wisdom College parent
“Her empathy and her one-to-one communication with each and every child is second to none.”—Wisdom College grandmother and volunteer
“While it appears to be effortless, this environment is the product of her careful planning, an in-depth understanding of her students and years of experience in the field of early childhood education.”— Wisdom College Principal Murat Guzel.
Tahnee Brown’s tireless commitment to helping students succeed academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, and her dedication to connect with not only each student, but also their families, inspires all those around her.
Parents, grandparents and Wisdom College school leaders have written to the Queensland College of teachers to praise Tahnee’s work.
On any given day students can be found learning in the playground, on nature walks, or on field trips, or using blogs, Skype or project-based learning in the classroom.
She regularly spends time with parents, who often come from non-English speaking backgrounds, and uses data and research to ensure lessons are engaging for Preps.
Wisdom College Curriculum Coordinator Canan Coskun says Tahnee’s students exhibit a sense of self-direction and a willingness to learn which is difficult to instil in Prep-aged students.
“Tahnee has always ensured that her teaching practice reflects the latest research and strategies and implements these in her classroom with the intention of providing a better and more beneficial curriculum for her students,” Canan says.
“Tahnee’s greatest strength, as observed by myself, is her ability to connect with her students and make them feel supported and confident as learners.”
Parents and grandparents agree.
“I often volunteered as a parent helper in class and on excursions, and the patience, and the dedication shown by Mrs Brown was unbelievable,” one parent writes.
“She is calm, understanding, well-poised and truly has a gift with children, and that love she has for her job is shown through her interaction with her students.”
A grandmother and school volunteer says Tahnee’s “commitment, dedication, devotion and hard work will give our children the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical skills that they need to become confident young adults”.
Principal Murat Guzel says Tahnee’s level of dedication and organisation makes her a great asset to Wisdom College.
“She works tirelessly and makes an impressive and remarkable difference in the children’s academic and social development each year.”
Congratulations Tahnee on your nomination.