Katie Pennicott has been teaching for almost 18 years, with experience from Years 1–8, and has been a deputy principal for 12 years. Passionate about teaching, she has created shared progressions, goals and expectations across the entire school, with vocabulary that is consistent between classes, and developed an innovative curriculum system that reflects deliberate, timely, targeted teaching. Katie’s students know how to succeed because they know she cares, expects the best and gives her best. She also enjoys developing best practice in her colleagues, and mentors her entire staff through observations, feedback and professional development. In 2016 she was a finalist in both the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Education and the ASG Australasian National Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She is currently working towards her Masters degree.