Peter Botsman Award 1999

Leesa Jeffcoat AM

Leesa has been dedicated to quality throughout her career, both within and outside the classroom.  While her responsibilities have become broader, her early commitment to subject English has remained strong and her leadership in the areas has become most significant for Queensland.  Leesa’s original involvement as Head of Department in two Central Queensland schools was followed by some years as Principal of Cathedral College and then by senior positions in the Catholic Education Office, Rockhampton.  Leesa’s support for English teaching has been active throughout and her involvement in ETAQ has been maintained.  Her current role in subject English is crucial.  As Chair of the English Subject Advisory Committee of the BSSSS Leesa provides leadership and inspiration at a time of development of new syllabuses in the subject area. In this as always, Leesa  demonstrates an enormous capacity for hard work combined with good humour and a strong sense of humanity.

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National Conference, Melbourne

The AATE National Conference will be held in Melbourne from 30 November to 3rd December. The theme is My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice. The program is available here; visit the conference website Early bird registration closes on 20 September. A range of prices includes $550 for personal mem...

Category:   National Conference
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 30th November 2019
Venue:   Melbourne, various locations


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Lindsay Williams and the Analytical Essay

 

The video of this presentation can be found in the members area  as part of  Masterclass 4 which was conducted in semester 2, 2018.

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