Hervey Bay Special School
Identified as one of the top preservice special education teachers at university, Rebecca Cunneen has continued to impress all those around her with intricate knowledge of visual impairment, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and balanced literacy and teaching strategies at Hervey Bay Special School.
The Teacher Education Centre of Excellence in Special Education graduate uses a myriad of strategies to support her students in a highly individualised manner, including alternative pencils and the use of resources which enable vision impaired students to attend to, participate in and comprehend their learning environment.
Her learning activities engage and challenge students in a multimodal and AAC rich learning environment.
Rebecca has also reached outside the classroom to set up professional relationships with stakeholders including Vison Australia, Autism Queensland, Felix Library and internal and external health providers, which benefit her students.
Principal Reno Tiepo says Rebecca has demonstrated exceptional skills in planning and delivering an inclusive and engaging curriculum for students with multiple disabilities in her class.
“Rebecca’s high level of skills and commitment, which are extraordinary for a teacher in the early years of her career, identifies her as a teacher with a very bright and positive future in Queensland,” Reno says.
Congratulations Rebecca on your nomination.