Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Rachel Back to Original Calling

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Rachel Back to Original Calling

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Byline: Carlie Walker

BACK in the late '80s when Rachel Aspinall migrated from England to Australia, she had to give up her job as a teacher.

There was no demand for teachers back then, but IT jobs were just taking off so Ms Aspinall decided to give that a go and made the move.

Happily for Hervey Bay's Fraser Coast Anglican College, Ms Aspinall decided to return to teaching Co and now she has been rewarded for her efforts with a National Excellence in Teaching Award.

Making the award extra special was the fact that she was nominated by her students' parents and there was definitely more than just writing down her name involved in the nomination process.

Criteria had to be met and parents had to provide examples and information regarding why she had been nominated.

Ms Aspinall said that while receiving the award was special, her real rewards were seeing the children develop and watching their progress.

She hasn't left her career in IT behind either, incorporating an interactive whiteboard in her teaching and including PowerPoint animations in her classes. …

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