Kawana Waters State College
A former physiotherapist, Tania is inspiring her colleagues at Kawana Waters State College with her passion for STEM, her commitment to the profession, her knowledge and her “teaching prowess”.
Tania has used her physiotherapy background to develop a Perceptual Motor Program, which she oversees and reports on, for younger students in the school.
Her passion for STEM and her creativity in using a variety of strategies and tools engages students, who have individual goals set under the implementation of the Proficiency Scales for students.
Tania is a mentor for other teachers and her classroom practices are chosen to be displayed to international and national visitors.
Primary Campus Principal Ruth Murray says Tania is an exemplary teacher who regularly leads, mentors and coaches students, peers and interstate visitors in contemporary Art and Science of Teaching pedagogical practices and the High Reliability Schools framework.
“Her practical and deep understanding and knowledge of the Australian Curriculum has enabled Tania to implement Proficiency Scales that enable students to own and engage deeply with their learning and also independently track and monitor their academic progress while aiming for excellence,” Ruth says.
”Tania inspires students, parents and colleagues to aim for excellence through her unrelenting personal and professional thirst for learning and as a role model,” she says.
Congratulations Tania on your nomination.