Tagai State College, Yam Island Campus
Rachel Murray has been selected as a Highly Accomplished Lead Teacher (HALT) after less than four years in the profession.
As part of Tagai State College’s 4T’s program, ‘Tagai Teachers Teaching Teachers’, Rachel will be observed by teachers in the College network as she leads in the classroom, and models exceptional professionalism and a commitment to student learning.
Rachel has been nominated for the 2017 QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award.
Using explicit teaching methods, Rachel is confident as a classroom teacher, delivering organised and engaging lessons that meet the specific needs of her students.
The mutli-aged and multi-lingual students in Rachel’s class consistently receive valuable feedback based on clear and measurable learning goals that are created for students as individuals.
Rachel always completes professional development and readings to broaden her skills and knowledge, which she then shares with her colleagues.
Yam Island Campus Principal Tess Portelli says, “Rachel has created a compassionate and supportive learning environment in her classroom.”
“She strives for excellence and liaises closely with college support staff, specialists, P&C, parents and community.”
Congratulations Rachel on your nomination.