In her very first year of teaching Ceilidh Peers undertook a Harvard Teaching for Understanding online collaborative course.
It’s just one example of her dedication to her teaching practice, and to student outcomes, at Pacific Lutheran College (PLC), where she teaches English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Christian Studies and English Extension.
The Year 8, 9 and 12 teacher’s commitment has also inspired her students, who have nominated her for teaching awards in the past.
PLC Head of Learning Enrichment Jo Belchamber says Ceilidh is a methodical and organised teacher who creates engaging learning experiences that prepare students for the future.
“She invests time in assessing and identifying the needs of individual students in her class. This includes consultation and collaboration with her students, their parents and teaching staff,” Jo says.
“She regularly consults with the Learning Enrichment Department to discuss students’ Individual Education Plans and Personalised Support Plans and collaborates with Learning Enrichment aides to communicate how she has included them in her planning.”
Ceilidh’s work in extracurricular dance and drama productions is also being praised, including her initiative when stepping up to manage a school dance team and producing and co-directing the Junior and Middle College productions.
Congratulations Ceilidh on your nomination for a QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award.