Teachers and staff who support Gladstone school students to create a positive future through education will be celebrated on World Teachers’ Day Queensland on October 27.
Shannon Swadling has worked in the education system her entire career, in roles at schools as far away as the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Initially joining the Carinity Education Gladstone team as a youth worker four years ago, she is now the Deputy Principal of the school.
“Working at Carinity Education Gladstone allows me to be a part of something very special,” Shannon said.
“I look forward to coming to work and seeing the young people each and every day; they are my favourite part of working here.”
Shannon enjoys helping young people to achieve positive educational outcomes.
“Studying a teaching degree while working as a youth worker really allowed me invaluable insight into the needs of our young people, both in and out of the classroom,” she said.
“The care that we are able provide through our model of service and the flexibility to take a holistic approach to education means that as an educator I can make a real difference in the lives of our young people.”
Carinity Interim CEO, David Angell, thanked the teachers, youth workers and support staff working across six Carinity Education school campuses around Queensland.
“Our Carinity Education staff support the academic, social, physical, spiritual and mental development of the vulnerable young people who attend our schools,” David said.
“The dedicated teams in Gladstone, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Hervey Bay and Townsville walk with our students through the highs and the lows of their schooling experience.
“It is inspirational watching our education teams continue to deliver life-changing experiences for our students – to ensure these young people receive a vital education.”