Jess McCarthy is Head Teacher of Teaching and Learning at Mosman High School, as well as the leader of the cross KLA faculty and a teacher of Visual Arts and STEM. Jess has also designed and delivered curriculum for Gifted and Talented students and has implemented, taught and currently leads the STEM program. She has presented on numerous occasions at an array of conferences including Inspire Innovate Conferences, Unleash the Gifted Potential conferences, VADEA Symposiums, The National Visual Arts Education Conference (NVAEC) at the National Gallery of Australia and internationally at ISTE and EdmodoCon about how 21st Century skills can engage students across the curriculum. Jess has been awarded the Ministers Award for Quality Teaching and has completed her Masters in Cross Disciplinary Art and Design. Jess has a passion for teaching and trying new approaches to learning. She is leading programming and professional learning at her school and helps teachers integrate project-based learning, future focused pedagogies, visible learning and differentiated curriculums into all faculties. Jessica has been recognised as an innovative teacher who has used Virtual Reality, Project Based Learning and authentic audiences to leverage student engagement. Jess is a strong advocate for the role that creative thinking plays across the curriculum.