Benefit from our powerful partnerships
We maintain strong relationships with schools and industry partners, including two school-based teacher education centres of excellence. You'll have the opportunity to engage with experts who are moving education forward in priority areas, including teaching literacy and developing teachers as researchers.
2017 Alumnus of the Year
Tony Kennedy is one of Queensland’s most outstanding educators and is a dedicated leader in developing Australia’s standard in the teaching profession. Tony graduated from Griffith University with a Diploma of Teaching in 1991 and went on to complete his Master of Education at QUT. Predominantly working throughout Queensland schools his experience extends internationally to the Middle East, where he was the Principal of the Al Jazeera Academy in Qatar.
Teacher, Tagai State College
After graduating from her Primary Education degree in 2014, Krystal began her teaching career at the Tagai State College campus on Saibai Island, which is just 4km away from Papua New Guinea. After just one year of teaching on one of the state’s most remote islands, Krystal Flynn started a Masters degree focusing on languages in her local community. Her analysis of Yumplatok – the Torres Strait Islander Creole – and Kalaw Kawaw Ya, a dialect of Kala Lagaw Ya, which is spoken on Saibai Island, is informing her teaching in the classroom.
2014 Young Alumnus of the Year
After graduating from a Bachelor of Education in 2000, David set about building his profile as a passionate educator and administrator for schools situated in socially complex and diverse environments. He was awarded Gold Coast Teacher of the Year in 2009 for establishing programs to enhance mathematics education and social and emotional well-being.
2016 Alumnus of the Year
Rebecca graduated from Griffith University in 1992 and has worked at Windaroo State School for over 15 years delivering specialised science education to her students Outside of the classroom, Rebecca has published over 80 educational books. Her first children’s book series Juliet - Nearly a Vet, published by Penguin, was the winner of the Wilderness Society Award for Children's Literature in 2014. In 2015, Rebecca was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Science in Primary Schools.
Teacher and Young Social Entrepreneur
Saurubh graduated with a Master of Teaching in 2008. On completion of his study, Saurubh managed not-for-profit organisation Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), where under his leadership, moved from a struggling service to being awarded Super Site by the Active After School Communities (commissioned by Australian Government). In 2014, Saurubh founded not-for-profit organisation, We Belong to provide children in need with social and emotional learning opportunities through play-based activities.
Foundation teacher at Titans Learning Centre
Bachelor of Education graduate Wendy Thomas' work focuses on improving the lives of hundreds of children through the Titans Learning Centre (TLC) program. Wendy is the Foundation Teacher of the program, an approved alternative schooling partnership between Queensland’s Department of Education and Training and the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club. Participants in the TLC are students in Years 3 and 4 who are at risk of disengaging from their learning due to low self-esteem, poor self-image, high anxiety and social difficulties.
Primary School Teacher, Trinity Lutheran
Johnathon graduated from Griffith in 2015 and secured a job immediately as a Year 5 teacher at Trinity Lutheran College. He is passionate about inspiring his students to succeed and overcome obstacles and challenges, and making a difference in the lives of each and every one of his students.
Secondary School Teacher, Helensvale State High
Jillian worked in environmental science and decided to make the career change into teaching so she could make a positive impact in the classroom. She completed the Griffith Graduate Diploma in Education and now works as a Secondary Science and Maths teacher at Helensvale State High School. Jillian believes the best part of being a teacher is showing kids that they can achieve success in things that they might not have normally tried or already believed that they couldn't do.