National Recognition for a Friends’ School Teacher

Posted on December 20, 2022

We were thrilled to learn that Casey-Rae Mullen, our Year 10 Coordinator and Dance Teacher, has been recognised, amongst six other outstanding Tasmanian classroom teachers for her expertise and classroom practice through the national certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALT) initiative.

Casey has been certified as a Highly Accomplished Teacher, which is the highest stages of practice under the Australian Professional Teacher Standards. Launched in Tasmania last year, certification is about recognising high-quality teachers and providing them with professional growth and leadership pathways while they continue to excel in the classroom, where they have the greatest impact on student outcomes.

L-R: Roger Jaensch, Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Casey-Rae Mullen, Tammy Giblin – Casey’s Principal’s Delegate (Main Assessor)

“I am very passionate about keeping high quality educators in front of children where they can have more impact on student learning, so when I was selected to take part in this program it was a no brainer. So often in education we see the best teachers promoted to positions outside of the classroom in order to experience career progression, but the HALT certification provides a pathway for recognition and opportunities for professional growth for teachers whilst continuing to teach in classroom.”

“This is a big step in the right direction for Tasmanian education, as it brings us in line with other states in terms of addressing the professional standards for education. I feel proud to be a part of the first group of Tasmanians to complete the certification, and look forward to continuing to work with students and colleagues drawing on the knowledge gained from this experience.” Casey said.