An inspirational Inglewood teacher has been nominated for a state Excellence in Teaching Award thanks to her innovative and committed approach to teaching.
All of Casey Sly’s Prep students were reading by halfway through Term 2 this year, with many of her students meeting their academic targets early.
Technology plays a key part in learning in Casey’s classroom, where her dedication to her Prep to Year 3 students is admired by parents.
St Maria Goretti School Parent Partnership Forum, which has nominated Casey for a QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award, says Casey keeps parents well informed about their children’s learning and works hard with Catholic Education leaders to ensure she is providing the best teaching possible.
“Casey is always looking for innovative ideas that will engage her students in their learning and that work well for them,” the parent partnership forum says.
“Not only does she come up with great ways for students to be learning, but she is adjusting these ideas to suit age groups and ability levels as well.”
Casey is known for using high-yield strategies, including gradual release of responsibility, and analysis of student data to inform her practice.
“Casey is innovative and creative so that students are always engaged in their learning and wanting to learn as well. She uses technology well to support her teaching and the students learning,” Paula says.
“Casey is highly motivated to be the best teacher she can be.”
Congratulations Casey on your award nomination.