Earlier this year, Lucy Palamara (year 5), Sophie Alldritt (year 5) and Sophie Booth (year 6) nominated their Mathematics Teacher, Greg Anderson, for a Choose Maths Award. These awards celebrate mathematics achievement, creativity and excellence in Australian schools. Run by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and supported by the BHP Billiton Foundation, the Choose Maths Awards aim to promote mathematics studies and highlight role models within mathematics and STEM professions.
Greg, who has taught at St Leonard’s for 21 years, was interviewed by a judging panel of mathematicians from Monash University and AMSI. The role of these judges was to determine the top ten teachers Australia-wide, from a group nominated by students or colleagues. All nominated teachers were invited to attend the awards presentation ceremony on Friday 26 August.
We are delighted that Greg was one of eight teachers to receive a Teacher Excellence Award. These awards recognise some of Australia’s most inspiring teachers of mathematics who go beyond the classroom to encourage and inspire the next generation of mathematical leaders through creative and innovative practice and mentorship. Greg has received $1000 to use on professional development and $1000 to go towards the College’s mathematics program.
Greg was recognised for his inspiring teaching and dedication, particularly in empowering and encouraging girls to continue mathematics studies, as well as his commitment to working with parents to support learning at home.
This achievement confirms what we already knew to be true: that our teachers are among the best in the country and are committed to nurturing our students to be the best they can be, in mathematics and beyond. The College is very proud of Greg and his work and congratulates him on this is wonderful recognition.