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Leesa-Maree Jedras

Head of Curriculum

Leesa-Maree is currently the Head of Curriculum at East Brisbane State School, where she gets to work with students from Prep to year 7.

Leesa-Maree's career aspirations are to support and assist teachers to teach in a meaningful and positive environment where they can have lots of their own memorable moments!

We asked our teachers to reflect on their teaching career and complete the following statements.

I chose a teaching career because...
I wanted to make a difference.

The most rewarding aspect of being a teacher is...
Watching a child grow and develop. I love watching the pride and excitement of a child as they master a new skill.

I believe that I have made a difference to my students by...
Providing a supportive and structured environment where students feel comfortable to apply their skills to new contexts and situations.

As a state school teacher I have had the opportunity to...
Teach (and keep up to date) about everything: dance, the science of cooking, multimedia resources, algebra puzzles, the changing face of history, visual arts and the list goes on!

The three personal qualities that I think are important for teachers are...
Flexibility, diversity and positivity!

A memorable moment from my teaching career was...
On a year 6 camp one student felt challenged during a bushwalk over a high rocky area. I helped him to complete the walk to the top of the rocky outcrop. At the top he was so proud of his achievement and thanked me. Catching up with him many years later (he is now a young adult) he told me that this was one of his most memorable moments from his childhood and how much my support meant to him. WOW!!! What an amazing experience for us both.

I would encourage people to consider a teaching career if...
They want a dynamic and diverse work environment where they can make a difference.

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