From working in the sales and marketing sector to training to be a priest, Andrew Ryan is able to use his past professional experiences to provide real-world contexts in his Business, Mathematics and Religion classes at Carmel College.
Andrew has organised students into a “Parliament” in order to engage them in lessons about Government and Law.
Teaching colleague Ben Wittkopp says Andrew is up-to-date with effective teaching practices and has exceptional skills when dealing with students with high needs.
“Andrew has shown great commitment to his students’ learning,” Ben says.
“He has engaged with school leaders and parents to get the best from his students, and has adjusted many teaching and learning strategies and assessments to support many students – a great display of differentiation with a very personal touch,” he says.
Principal Stephen Adair says Andrew is an outstanding early career teacher “who displays the best attributes of the profession”.
Congratulations Andrew on your nomination for a QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award.