ISV Teacher Fellowship Program 2021

A school’s richest resource is its teachers. Sir John Jones describes teachers as ‘magic-weavers’ because of their powerful impact on young people, contributing to making a profound difference in their lives.

Teachers, including those in independent schools, have highly complex roles. They care deeply for the learners in their charge. They continuously learn, apply, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and relate while administering, directing, responding, creating and communicating with insight and humour.

ISV staff members are in awe of the wonderful work in our member schools. How, we asked ourselves, might we identify and recognise our best teachers? How might we create a community of practitioners across schools? How might we learn with and from the best?

Congratulations to this year’s Teacher Fellows

In 2020, we invited accomplished teachers from Member Schools to consider becoming a Teacher Fellow in 2021. We were seeking those who love teaching, who enjoy collaboration with others, building shared knowledge and developing classroom practice.

We were overwhelmed to receive applications from a range of very talented teachers and we are proud to announce our 18 successful Teacher Fellows for 2021.

  • Simone Boland – Strathcona Girls Grammar
  • Christina Burton – Balcombe Grammar
  • Patrick Chin-Dahler – Girton Grammar School
  • Janes Colbert – The Geelong College
  • Rebecca Fernandes – St Margaret’s & Berwick Grammar
  • Alanna King – Deutsche Schule Melbourne
  • Stephanie Lazarides – Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
  • Caterina Pacitti – Preshil – The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School
  • Travis Parker – The Knox School
  • Alexandra Parrington – Cornish College
  • Malcolm Pirie – Mount Evelyn Christian School
  • Kate Ray – Gippsland Grammar
  • Annabel Reeves – Bayview College
  • Jennifer Smith – Kardinia International College
  • Airlie Stewart – Melbourne Grammar School
  • Michaela Strang – Bialik College
  • Birra-li Ward – Woodleigh School
  • Tracy Williams – Good News Lutheran College

What does it involve?

  • Lead a Teacher Inquiry Group of up to 18 teachers across Independent schools
  • Access two days of professional learning in leadership, team development, inquiry and adult learning
  • Join with others in a facilitated network, share experiences, problem-solve and troubleshoot issues
  • Participate in associated action research.

On successful completion of the program, Fellows will have an opportunity to articulate into a masters aligned micro-credential in Leading and Developing People.

What are the benefits?

More information

Aine Maher
Ambassador, Education Services, ISV
(03) 9825 7226

David Burton
Principal Consultant, ISV
(03) 9825 7200