FOUR Catholic schoolteachers have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards.
St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly, Marist College, Ashgrove teacher Denis Callaghan, David Rawson from St Ursula’s College in Toowoomba and Paul Mackay from St Peter Claver College at Riverview are among 22 finalists for the awards.
Mr Hanly has worked in public and Catholic education and is considered one of the most highly respected educators in the state.
Mr Callaghan remains passionate about teaching even at 80 years old, and has been an inspiration to teachers.
Mr Rawson has only begun his teaching career but has already been an instrumental staff member at St Ursula’s College, providing key support for the school’s Year 7 transition process.
Mr Mackay has helped increased students’ university offers and apprenticeships and continues to assist students in finding flexible pathways for tertiary studies.
Award recipients will be announced at Parliament House on October 31, the official Australian celebration for World Teachers’ Day.