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Leann Hansen

“Leann Hansen has a passion for teaching early literacy and setting high expectations for herself and her Year One class which they regularly meet. Half of her 20 years as a teacher have been spent at St Francis Catholic Primary School, where she has been an active member of the school community.  ​ “Leann recognises that she must use a range of teaching strategies to respond to the age and learning characteristics of her Year One students. Creating a flexible classroom environment, she understands that a student-centred approach to learning will have a greater impact on student outcomes,” Principal Kathleen Watt says.

As an experienced early childhood teacher, Leann knows best how to teach appropriately for the age of her students, resulting in a high level of engagement. Student oral language skills, sight word recognition, sound identification and sentence fluency are at or above year-level standards. Regularly participating in professional development, Leann is also currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People and is a Student Protection Contact at the school. In addition to using digital parent-teacher communication like the app See-Saw, Leann spends time personally building relationships and trust. “Leann welcomes parents to teach items of cultural interest and to support rotation activities and excursions,” Kathleen says. ​ Congratulations Leann on your nomination.

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