Written on the 18 June 2016
ETAQ's Melanie Wild wins national award for supporting new teachers
Melanie Wild has just been awarded the prestigious Early Career Teacher Award by the Australian Professional Teachers' Association (APTA) for 2016. Wild, in her fifth year of teaching, has been recognised for the excellence of her work as a Management Committee member of the English Teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ) over the past 4 years. She has organised for early career English teachers a Beginning Teachers Day for the past 3 years. She also regularly presents at local, state and national conferences to support her colleagues.
Melanie was also on the steering committee for the ASFLA (Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association) national conference as well as being an active participant in Drama Queensland events.
Melanie has, in the same period of time, earned a Masters in Educational Literacy and is currently working with academics at QUT, UQ and USQ - writing academic papers, marking student work and designing tertiary curriculum.