Assistant Principal Angela Martlew joins elite group of Australia's best teachers

Mater Dei Assistant Principal Ms Angela Martlew has earned a Lead Teacher Certificaion with the Australian Institute for Teachng and School Leadership. Ms Martlew is the first of just two Catholic education teachers in Queensland Catholic schools to achieve this certification.

The certification recognises teachers as having the highest levels of expertise and capability as classroom practitioners and educational leaders in their fields.

Ms Martlew said “The certification process was both challenging and rewarding. Going through the process has also raised an awareness of the AITSL standards and certification among my colleagues”.

Executive Director of Toowoomba Catholic Schools, Dr Patrick Coughlan said that having the outstanding capabilities of our teachers recognized in this way was a credit to their professionalism and expertise. “Our staff are some of the best in the business and fully understand the life-changing power of education. Teacher quality is the single greatest in-school influence on student engagement and success. We are fortunate to have teachers of this calibre being acknowledged nationally through this new certification process as Lead Teachers,” he said.