Hervey Bay Special School
The welfare and learning of students with disabilities and special needs is a cause Jessica Roberts is tremendously dedicated to.
Jessica took leadership in the implementation of a multi-sensory classroom at Hervey Bay Special School (HBSS), based on the Snoezelen program which aims to create stimulating environments for students.
She is proactive in using data from the academic results of her students to improve the learning experiences of her students.
Jessica designs her classroom to cater for the many needs of her students, allowing them to feel relaxed, which stimulates their learning.
Fellow HBSS teachers are inspired by her openness in sharing knowledge and teaching strategies that she has found successful.
She willingly acts as a mentor for fellow teachers through one-on-one discussions, and visitors are always welcome in Jessica’s classroom to observe her techniques.
Jessica also has formed positive connections within the wider Hervey Bay community.
She has been integral in organising grants and funding from State and Federal Governments for the Maryborough Toy Library.
HBSS Principal Reno Tieppo commends Jessica’s outstanding contribution to the school and her students.
“Jessica demonstrates high-level skills, both as a class teacher and in acting key teacher roles,” Mr Tieppo says.
Congratulations Jessica on your nomination.
Written by Mark Zita.