Montrose Bay High (TAS)
Cath Apanah is in every respect an outstanding education leader. Described as ‘adaptable and flexible’ while ‘leading with innovation and insight’, Apanah has won the respect of staff and students with her proactive approach. For example, she went above and beyond in developing a new staff induction package, which includes a mentoring program for staff in their first three years of teaching, has helped build a high functioning English and History learning area team, and also led the Grade 7 team towards better and more decisive behaviour management. Apanah has presented for ACEL’s Tasmanian branch on the subject of developing teacher quality through feedback and coaching. While a high achiever with strong initiative, very high work ethic and natural high expectations of others, Apanah is known as inclusive, committed to teamwork, and supporting all to achieve their best.