Congratulations to Hillbrook Principal Geoff Newton and teacher Tegan Baumgartwho have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to excellence in education at the 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leaders - Queensland Branch annual awards on Wednesday night.


Geoff was presented with the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award thatrecognises outstanding educational leadership across the teaching profession and contributions to advancing learning for students, colleagues and the Australian education system.


Tegan was awarded the biennialEmerging Indigenous Leader Award. This award recognises an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Island educational leader in the first five years of their formal leadership career and provides them with the opportunity to undertake professional learning in educational leadership. Tegan is a proud descendent of the Woolwonga mob from Victoria River in the Northern Territory and also recently gained National Accreditation as an ISQ Highly Accomplished Teacher.