Daisy Hill-based educator recognised as industry top performer

John Paul College's Karen Spiller has made this year's The Educator Hot List, sponsored by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Online PR News – 18-September-2019 – St Leonards, NSW – A Daisy Hill-based educator has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the industry's top professionals.

John Paul College's Karen Spiller has been included in The Educator's fourth annual Hot List report, report, sponsored by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, spotlighting the 50 individuals deemed as the movers and shakers of Australian K-12 education.

Not only does Spiller inspire and influence the staff of John Paul College to achieve great things, but she also challenges the hearts and minds of its students. Just 18 months into her principalship, Spiller has helped dramatically turn around the primary school's results; its 2018 NAPLAN results landed JPC as one of the most improved schools in the country. Spiller has held national and state leadership roles in significant educational bodies and remains the state chair of Independent Schools Queensland. She has presented at national and international conferences and is well recognised and respected for her powerful and dynamic presentations, professional knowledge, and collegiality, as well as her desire to make a difference for students and staff alike. In 2018, she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contributions to the education field.

"Education professionals around Australia continue to push ahead with the critical responsibility of ensuring that all students have the highest-quality educational experiences," says The Educator editor Brett Henebery. "We were once again inundated with excellent nominations from across Australia for this year's Hot List. Spiller and all the individuals recognised this year truly represent the cutting edge of educational excellence in Australia."

To view the full online report and to find out more about Spiller, click HERE: https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/rankings/hot-list-2019/265300.


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