Sarah is the Head of Department of Science at Townsville State High School, North Queensland. She has a passion for developing science programs that are innovative and engage students in becoming more involved in science, aware of their environment and actively involved in their community.
She also devotes a large amount of time to designing and delivering a range of innovative science professional development workshops in order to improve the standards of Science teaching. Sarah has been recognised through numerous awards, including the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.
Danielle is a Primary School teacher at Mitchelton State Primary School, Mitchelton. QLD, who loves discovering the world again through a child’s eyes. She particularly enjoys teaching Science and watching the looks on children’s faces when they experience something new. Danielle currently teaches a very animated and multi-cultural Grade 6 class, and runs three extra-curricular science clubs at her school; SC@M (Science Club at Mitchie), SC@M in Space Astronomy and a Robotics Club.
Along with fellow teachers Gary Tilley and Leah Taylor, and ASTA President Robyn Aitken (also a teacher) and CEO Vic Dobos, Sarah and Danielle will be taking off for Tokyo this weekend.