Can­non­vale schools wel­come new faces

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Rhi­anna Bull

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.

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