Position Head of Department English
Organisation Education Queensland
Location Sherwood, QLD
Julie Arnold has taught English for 21 years, 16 as Faculty Head and two as Literacy Coach. She was a 2015 recipient of Griffith University’s Teaching & Learning grant. Her work as Head of English and Literacy saw Corinda State High School recognised by Education Queensland’s High Performance Strategy project for sustained improvement in reading, and 2016 Regional Showcase Awards for Excellence in Junior Secondary. She chairs the PD Committee for ETAQ and is a QCAA District Panellist. In 2013, she published English in Practice, with Lynda Wall and Cambridge University Press. She is currently working on a Masters research project with Dr Jennifer Alford and Dr Lisa Van Leent: Examining the transformation of linguistic subject knowledge to writing instruction. She will present in a symposium connected with her topic at the 2017 Australian Council for Education Research National Conference: Changing practices in secondary schools: Agency, habitus and decision-making for democratic professionalism.