Miranda Clignett, from Bray Park State High School, has helped shape literacy across the whole school and in turn contributed to the school’s being recognised as “state school of the year” in 2017.
“Miranda is an exceptional teacher and in her early years as a teacher has not only embraced the complexities of teaching a diverse range of students, but has demonstrated outstanding commitment to every student succeeding,” principal Kirsten Ferdinands said.
As a literacy coach, Miranda has worked across the school and led staff professional development relating to reading and embedding the explicit teaching of literacy across all faculties.
She has worked particularly closely with HPE and Performing Arts staff, leading the development of exemplars, reviewing literacy demands of assessment pieces and supporting teachers through observing and coaching as well as modelling best practice.
Miranda is an active member of several committees including Literacy, Inclusive Education and Positive Behaviour for Learning. She has also provided workshops for the English faculty, teacher training in the Tactical Teaching of Writing, Reading with Purpose, Seven Steps to Writing Success as well as observing and coaching teachers in their implementation of the Tactical Teaching of Reading.
Miranda has been instrumental in the development of individual curriculum planning in English as well as modifying and making reasonable adjustments to assessments in English. She works with the inclusive education team to differentiate for learning support students.
Miranda coordinates and participates in moderation in many year levels in English and supports the Drama department in moderation and school productions.
Congratulations Miranda on your QCT Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award nomination.