Louise Pope is an experienced senior teacher with more than 30 years dedicated to her profession, is strongly involved in Kenmore State High School’s wider community, and ensures her students have access to all real life opportunities.
“Louise is an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond for her students,” says Principal Paul Robertson.
Louise takes the time to run weekly culinary and hospitality activities for her students before school, to allow them to experience real-world opportunities.
She takes her passion even further, supporting her students at community events and involving herself with a range of community groups to widen her network, upskill herself and ultimately provide more opportunities for her students.
As a senior, experienced teacher, Louise engages students through a multitude of opportunities that enlists the support of parents, carers and fellow teachers.
Louise actively promoted and supported her students to provide culinary entries into The Brookfield Show, a major event in the school community. This included communicating, coaching and encouraging the wider school community to support these entries, which was a great success to the students and the school.
Because of her community involvement over the years, along with her extensive experience in cooking cakes and condiments, Louise was also asked to be judge in the Adult Food and Cooking section of The Brookfield Show.
As a Country Women's Association member, Louise’s aim is to raise the awareness of community expectations, to inspire young women and to support those in need. She is also involved in the Brisbane Greeters program that engages visitors new to Brisbane and provides a background to the city’s rich history and cultural significance. Louise then applies this knowledge in the classroom to better teach community respect, diversity and tolerance.
Congratulations Louise on your nomination.