Cannonvale schools welcome new faces
MEMORIES came flooding back for teacher Leia Lawson as she walked in the gates to start term 1 at Cannonvale State School – the school where she spent her primary school years.
She is one of 15 new teachers to be welcomed to Cannonvale and the Whitsunday Christian College this year.
Leia attended Cannonvale State School from 1985 to 1992, and went on to graduate from Proserpine State High School in 1997.
She finished her Bachelor of Education at James Cook University in 2001 and has been teaching at schools in North Queensland for the past 12 years.
“This is my home town and I am really excited to return as a teacher and be an active part of the school community,” she said.
Leia has stepped in as a year 1-2 teacher and is one of the eight new faces to join Cannonvale State School this year.
Meanwhile, Emma Wallace is one of seven new teachers to join the Whitsunday Christian College. She was delighted to take on her first fulltime permanent position as a year 4 teacher after graduating from Sydney’s University of Notre Dame last year.
“I applied for the job at the Whitsunday Christian College because I wanted a seachange and I am happy to be part of such a wonderful school that is supported by a great community,” she said.
FRESH FACES: Lauren Priestly, Melanie Hogan, Samuel Priestley, Mandy Towle, (front) Kristy Horton, Emma Wallace and Kara Parados are the new teachers for 2014 at the Whitsunday Christian College.
NEW STAFF: Deborah Wilson, Alysha Baker, Leia Lawson, Danielle Raftopoulos, Suzanne Bowyang, Nadine Hofman, Emma Giese and Rebecca French are the new teachers at Cannonvale State School this year.