Jacinta Greer, Psychology teacher & sustainability coordinator, Ruyton Girls' School
Psychology teacher, sustainability coordinator, deputy wellbeing leader
Ruyton Girls’ School, Vic
Science educator Jacinta Greer’s passion, enthusiasm and motivation have had a significant impact on both student and staff learning within a very short time. She is particularly interested in the education of girls in STEM as means of helping them develop the skills necessary to succeed in learning and life. According to a colleague, Greer’s impact on the learning and teaching program in the school’s science department has been “significant and positive”. In addition to being a highly regarded senior psychology and general science teacher, Greer has taken on the roles of sustainability coordinator and deputy wellbeing leader.
An advocate for student participation in activities specifically targeted at engaging girls in all areas of science and technology, she has been responsible for organising an impressive range of activities, including designing and implementing an engaging project-based, interdisciplinary elective for students in Years 9 and 10, entitled ‘The Criminal Mind Under the Microscope’. She has also become a member of the Science Teachers of Victoria [STAV] Council. As part of her role on the council, Greer has presented at numerous events and has launched a STAV psychology network and a professional development workshop series, aimed at uniting teachers to share their learning and experiences.