There is something special about teaching at the school you graduated from, according to past student Carmen Wells (nee Hill), who has returned this term for a teaching placement.
“Becoming a Grammar teacher is my dream. I have such fond memories of my high school life and the teachers who supported me. I would love to have that impact on others,” said Carmen, who graduated in 2003.
Carmen is currently studying a Master of Secondary Learning and Teaching at the University of Southern Queensland and is now teaching Business Studies across Years 8 – 12 at Grammar.
Carmen’s time at Grammar has come full circle, with her previous teacher and current Head of Business Faculty, Ms Tania Guteridge, now helping as her mentor.
“The team here are so friendly and willing to share all their knowledge, experience and ideas. Being on placement here has been what I always hoped,” said Carmen.
There have been plenty of changes at the school since the 2003 cohort graduated. During that time many of the classrooms were held in demountables and the tuckshop was a caravan.
“Even though the school has changed physically, you still get the same sense of community and spirit that has always been here. Some of the teachers who taught me are still here and I love that,” said Carmen.
We wish Carmen all the best as she completes the remainder of her Master’s degree and looks forward to hearing where her teaching journey takes her.