Felicity Day heads the Student Engagement Professional Learning Team at Meridan State College which has developed key documents, procedures and practices to improve student engagement and outcomes.
She presents world-class professional development workshops to both staff and parents to support student, school and family outcomes at a school, cluster and regional level and beyond.
Her work covers students from Prep to Year 6 and calls upon her to establish trusting relationships with each of her students, who have complex issues, ranging from social and emotional needs to diagnoses of disabilities and trauma. She draws on her vast experience as an AVT for Behaviour.
Felicity utilises her skills in best-practice, research-based strategies and techniques to support students to engage with their curriculum, classrooms, peers and adults in their environments. She has the ability to differentiate her program according to each student’s individual needs and to employ a range of skills when responding to challenging behaviours.
There are a number of students on Felicity’s caseload who find learning a struggle and she supports teachers to work with them and develop proactive and responsive engagement strategies through the development of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. The plans are then regularly evaluated and updated to meet the needs of students and classes and this individualised support ensures students are able to access curriculum tasks they previously found difficult.
“Her ability to ensure smooth transition across the junctures is exceptional. This is through her work with a spectrum of professionals, deputies, HODs and HOCs. She has been instrumental in effecting change across the primary campus that has had a positive impact on student outcomes and building teacher capacity,” principal Sue Esposito said.
Congratulations Felicity on your Excellence in Teaching Award nomination.