Jo is a very versatile and creative teacher who is responsible for a number of areas within the College. She is the Vocational Eduction & Training (VET) Coordinator; teaches Outdoor Education; Red Cross Cadets; Health and Physical Education; Bible; Careers; is responsible for Workplace Learning and even manages to squeeze in a Circus Skills Option. She is one very active teacher!
Jo holds a Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University. She has taught at Cornerstone since 2006 and previously held a position in Gnowangerup.
Jo loves her chosen career. When asked about the best part of her position at Cornerstone she said; ”What’s not to love? One day I am at the pool training students for the Jetty Swim, the next I am juggling on the oval, the next I am hiking on the Cape to Cape or swinging from trees on a High Ropes Course. I love that I can teach things I am passionate about and experience so much variety!”
Jo is a sport loving, community minded woman who often goes beyond what is required for the betterment of others. She is enthusiastic, passionate and fun-loving. She works hard to ensure her students enjoy what they are doing and find value in it. Jo believes that fun, challenge and adventure are an important part of life and therefore an important part of the classes she teaches.
One area of particular interest to Jo, is the focus she has on the development of career plans for Cornerstone students. Jo believes it is important for each student to develop the skills necessary to succeed in life beyond school. With that aim in mind, she spends considerable time in helping her pupils see the possibilities that exist for them in the future. Following this comes a focus on what a student needs to put in place or pursue now, to achieve success in the areas they see as important. Cornerstone students are provided with the guidance required to make informed decisions about their future careers and Jo plays a big part in this.
Jo is a great asset to the College community and offers many valuable experiences for her students. We are indeed privileged to have her as part of our secondary teaching team.