Britany Nolan is a secondary Health and Physical Education teacher at Queensland’s remote Western Cape College. She is College Sports Coordinator and is based at the Weipa Campus. She also works in the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy program and was shortlisted for a TeachX—Excellence in Beginning to Teach award. Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Brittany has been teaching in Weipa for four years.
Ellie Clark is a year 6 teacher at Aurukun State School. Originally from Brisbane, Ellie loves the close connections with community that teaching in one of Queensland’s most isolated towns brings with it. Ellie has worked in Aurukun for the past two years and has fallen in love with it.
David Lassig is a change of career teacher who started his working life as a fitter and turner. Today, he is Head of Department for Technology and Vocational Education and Training at Dysart State High School. Fifteen years after becoming a teacher, David remains committed to the profession and excited about the opportunities it offers.
Catherine Cargnoni is a change of career teacher who is currently the teaching principal at Hebel State School. After leaving school, Catherine worked in various hospitality jobs, including training and working as a chef, before deciding to become a teacher. Catherine has been a teacher for 13 years and is a passionate advocate for the profession and teaching in the bush.