Head teacher – teaching and learning
St Clair High School (NSW)
Nicole Holt is an ‘outstanding educational practitioner’ who is expected to become a prominent educational leader of the future. After a nine-year career in teaching, her role as head teacher of teaching and learning at St Clair High School has seen her make an ‘extraordinary impact’ on both students and staff. She is singled out for her ability to understand a wide range of issues in complex tasks, and being able to determine appropriate strategies with a minimum of fuss. Holt also has a reputation for going above and beyond what is expected, which has built a level of complete confidence in her among colleagues at the school. Holt is commended for her energy, enthusiasm and passion, her personal and professional integrity and for her ability to act as an inspiration to all educators at St Clair High School.