Rachael Komen draws on student and parental feedback as well as current research and practice to improve the educational outcomes and social welfare of all her students at Morningside State School.
The Brisbane teacher draws on the work of Dr Judith Howard, Dr Kari Sutton and AVT Sue Earl to create productive and inclusive learning environments, Deputy Principal Samantha Lovegrove says.
“Rachael’s outstanding contribution in response to emotional, social and academic needs is noted across our inclusive Positive Behaviour for Learning school,” Samantha says.
“Rachael selects and develops teaching strategies to improve student learning using knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of all her students.”
Encouragement and collaboration are key drivers for Rachael, who empowers colleagues and students alike to aspire to challenging goals.
“Rachael identifies, initiates and builds on opportunities that engage parents and carers both in the progress of their children’s learning and in the educational priorities of the school,” Samantha says.
“Rachael has a natural gift; she is an enthusiastic, passionate and highly committed teacher who is morally and ethically driven to provide the best education to the young people in her class.”
Congratulations Rachael on your nomination.