Position Science and Digital Technologies Specialist Teacher
Organisation West Beechboro Primary School
Location Beechboro, WA
Rachael Lehr is a passionate science specialist teacher at West Beechboro Primary School where she teaches science with a strong hands-on inquiry and STEM focus from years 1 to 6. She has recently taken on the additional role as digital technologies lead teacher in the school and is embedding digital technologies into her science program, as well as assisting class teachers with using digital technologies authentically in their classrooms through coaching and in class demonstration processes. Rachael also teaches students coding, runs a Minecraft club and is passionate about engaging girls in STEM fields and hosts an after school STEM club for the senior girls. In addition to her teaching role, Rachael regularly shares with other educators her science and digital technologies teaching practices at Teachmeets, via social media and other professional learning events. She tutors in the Graduate Diploma in Education course at Edith Cowan University and hosts both pre-service teachers and practicing teachers at her school to view teaching in action. Rachael is in her third year of a Masters in School Leadership at UWA and is applying this learning to support her teacher leader role at West Beechboro.