Hayley King is a highly motivated and engaging teacher who draws on the research of Fisher and Frey to help develop a proactive intervention reading program across Year 3.
The program, implemented by a teaching team at Upper Coomera State College, has resulted in the improved literacy of all students across the cohort, Deputy Principal Scott Johnstone says.
The Queensland teacher uses digital technologies and devices to reach her students and prepare them for their future.
“Through her highly effective development of children’s problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills, Hayley is preparing students to become well-informed and skilled participants in society,” says Scott.
Hayley has also been successful in leading the school choir to achieve gold at the Beenleigh Eisteddfod, ‘highly commended’ at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and silver at the Robina Choral Fanfare.
Hayley also dedicates her time to the school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning team, which is responsible for shaping the proactive education program to include behaviour awareness.
“The feedback she receives from all levels of the school community is outstanding and she is held in high esteem by all parents and colleagues,” Scott says.
Hayley said, “The positive relationships I have with my students is what makes this profession amazing. If my students start and finish each day smiling I know I’m making a difference in their lives just like they are in mine and that is why I truly love what I do.”
Congratulations Hayley on your nomination.