Cath Apanah
Position Assistant Principal
Organisation Montrose Bay High
Location Glenorchy, TAS

Cath is a passionate advocate for public education and is driven to improve both staff and student learning. She is currently the Assistant Principal for Raising the Bar at Montrose Bay High in Hobart, Tasmania where she is responsible for improving literacy outcomes for students.

Cath and the Literacy Team have used data to inform a whole school focus on writing through the development and implementation of a Write to Learn program. The program has worked to build the capacity of staff to plan for and deliver targeted teaching strategies. The team has used visible data sharing and feedback and support mechanisms with staff combining success and accountability. The next step for the team is to develop a peer observation and coaching cycle to further embed the changes to practice and build internal momentum and challenge.

Cath has been teaching since 2004 and has specialised in working in high schools with a low socio-economic profile across, Tasmania, Western Australia and the UK . She has held a variety of leadership positions with responsibilities including leading whole school professional learning, leading the teaching and learning of grade teams and learning areas, developing and implementing a Beginning Teacher Induction Program and behaviour management.

In 2016, Cath was recognised as an emerging educational leader through her selection as a Rising Star by The Educator Magazine.

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