From providing Hip Hop dance classes at lunchtime, initiating a Drama Club, to tutoring after school, choreographing the school musical, performing in a community choir and supporting the school choirs, attending weekend junior sports activities and joining the local archery club, Laura Jones has become a valued and dedicated community member of Miles over the past 18 months.
The Miles State School Years 4 and 5 teacher is also highly valued for her exceptional commitment to incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
Described as a highly engaging and dedicated teacher who provides thoughtful differentiation, rich tasks and vibrant lessons, Laura is also a driving force on the school’s Literacy Committee.
She is praised for inviting and responding to feedback from students, colleagues and families in order to continually grow as a teacher, and for her positive, professional and energetic manner.
Miles State School principal Steve Bennett says Laura has exemplary skills as an education practitioner.
"Laura has quickly demonstrated her unique ability and understanding of the demands of the profession," Steve says.
“She has deservedly earned the respect of her peers and colleagues as a very high performing teacher.”
Congratulations Laura on your QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award nomination.