Brisbane South State Secondary College is a new vertical school built in collaboration with one of the world’s top universities, The University of Queensland.
As an educator with 20 years’ experience in both the state and independent sector, Tamara has extensive industry knowledge, leadership and staff mentoring, as well as the experience of delivering curriculum programs that engage students authentic, relevant, and deep learning experiences.
Tamara understands the new and changing demands of the teaching profession and believes that building capacity is the cornerstone of a contemporary school. She leads hybrid learning, STEM, 21st century curriculum development, learning spaces, and the meaningful use of technology across the profession.
As a lifelong learner, Tamara has been fortunate to collaborate with thought leaders in Australia and around the globe. She is often called upon to mentor other educators, participate in case studies, and share her leadership journey internationally.
Tamara’s dedication to leading the meaningful integration of technology across the profession has been recognised nationally and international. She has received numerous leadership awards including, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Excellence in Educational Leadership Award and New Voice Scholarship, the Australian College of Educators Fellowship Award, and she was a finalist in the Queensland College of Teachers Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award. In addition, Tamara has successfully achieved multiple awards for her schools including, The Australian Education Award for Best Use of Technology, The Australian Education Award for Innovation in Curriculum Design, and the Australian Award for Innovation.