At Federation’s Annual Conference we launched the latest phase in the Teachers Make A Difference campaign.
In video interviews, three people from different walks of life and backgrounds talk about public school teachers who have made a difference to the direction their lives have taken.
After a distinguished career in public service, including as the Public Service Commissioner, and CEO of Medicare, Lynelle Briggs, AO attributes many of the qualities she brought to her professional life, and her commitment to public service and leadership, to the dedication of two English teachers at Kandos High School.
Jessica Currie is an environmental officer, who has written a book for Willoughby Council about the Aboriginal heritage of that area.
Jessica talks about her high school science teacher, whose leadership in environmental education and Aboriginal history through the Duke of Edinburgh Award, led her to her chosen field of study and career.
Peter Bailey is a Sydney tour operator. He says many of the skills he uses in his daily work are due to the example and guidance set by his 5th class teacher, Mr Ferris. In his testimonial, Peter talks about how he learned to respect and value each individual’s aspirations – something he tries to work with every day in the course of his business.
For more background to the Teachers Make A Difference project, including the TV and cinema ads which started the public campaign, download below a report given by Sally Edsall at the launch of this phase at Annual Conference.
The ads ran in regional NSW cinemas and on regional TV across the state through the July school holidays.
Also, visit the Teachers Make A Difference website and share YOUR story. In the near future we hope that you can share your story by uploading video as well as in text.