Melanie Wild

Written on the 18 June 2016

ETAQ's Melanie Wild wins national award for supporting new teachers


Starting out is a vulnerable time for teaching graduates. The hours are long, the learning curve is steep, and there is often doubt that it will all 'work out'.  How important then, for our budding English teachers, to have a peer like Melanie Wild, ready to help.

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.
Melanie was presented with her award at an Awards Ceremony on June 4 at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, accompanied by her ETAQ colleagues, Julie Arnold and president Fiona Laing.

 


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