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Teaching Awards winner

Australian teachers pave the way for the future

The 2022 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards celebrates 22 of Australia’s most outstanding educators from early career teachers to established professionals for building a brighter future for Australian students.  

Teaching Awards winner

Two educators from one school honoured in Teaching Awards first


In just two-and-a-half years, a new principal and a fledgling teacher have turned around a disadvantaged school.

Teaching Awards 2022 winners

Adrian Casten — Teaching Fellow

Adrian Casten — Teaching Fellow

Teacher, Burnside State High School - Nambour, QLD

Trent Cowley

Trent Cowley - Teaching Fellow

Principal, Kingston State School - Kingston, QLD

Jenna Cullen

Jenna Cullen - Teaching Fellow

Head of Teaching and Learning, Marsden State High School - Waterford West, QLD

Daniel Edwards

Daniel Edwards - Teaching Fellow

STEM Specialist Teacher, Montello Primary School - Montello, TAS

Toni-Hatten Roberts

Toni-Hatten Roberts - Teaching Fellow

Director of Teaching and Learning, Mastery Schools Australia - Varsity Lakes, QLD

Michael Hornby

Michael Hornby - Teaching Fellow

Principal, Mabel Park State High School - Slacks Creek, QLD

Brendan Kenna

Brendan Kenna - Teaching Fellow

Deputy Principal, Wilmot Road Primary School - Shepparton, VIC

Peter Langham

Peter Langham - Teaching Fellow 

Principal, Monterey Secondary College - Frankston North, VIC

Fransina Norval

Fransina Norval - Teaching Fellow

Senior Teacher, Tennant Creek High School - Tennant Creek, NT

Ian Preston

Ian Preston - Teaching Fellow

Deputy Principal, Murrumbidgee Regional High School - Griffith, NSW

Stephanie Salazar

Stephanie Salazar - Teaching Fellow

Assistant Principal, John Purchase Public School - Cherrybrook, NSW

Shane Wilson

Shane Wilson - Teaching Fellow


Principal, Marble Bar Primary School - Marble Bar, WA

Holly Millican

Holly Millican - Early Career Teacher

Mathematics Teacher, South Grafton High School - Grafton, NSW

Lauren Walters

Lauren Walters - Early Career Teacher

Teacher, St Agnes Catholic High School - Rooty Hill, NSW

Kylie Chatfield

Kylie Chatfield - Early Career Teacher

Science Teacher, Christmas Island District High School - Christmas Island, WA

Liudmyla Kovalev

Liudmyla Kovalev - Early Career Teacher

Teacher, Loganlea State High School - Loganlea, QLD

Alys Tipler

Alys Tipler - Early Career Teacher


Teacher, Browns Plains State High School - Browns Plains, QLD

Stella Ding

Stella Ding - Early Career Teacher

Teacher, The Ponds High School - The Ponds, NSW

Justin Betts

Justin Betts - Early Career Teacher


Teacher, Sunnybank State High School - Sunnybank, QLD

Claire Vogan

Claire Vogan - Early Career Teacher


Teacher, Minyerri School - Minyerri, QLD

Jessica Cridland

Jessica Cridland - Early Career Teacher

Teacher, Monterey Secondary College - Monterey, VIC

Kathleen O'Rourke

Kathleen O'Rourke

Teacher, Cootamundra Public School - Cootamundra, NSW