Kayla Pepper, Head of LINKS, Kingswood College
Head of LINKS
Kingswood College, Vic
As the head of LINKS, Kingswood College’s special needs department, Kayla Pepper has made a significant difference in the teaching and mentoring of some of the college’s most vulnerable students. Not only has Pepper built strong relationships with staff, students and parents, but she has also transformed processes and procedures in her department. This has had the effect of improving communication and providing clarity, which ensures students get the support, intervention and differentiation they need in order to be successful learners.
During her time at the college, Pepper has made significant contributions through her involvement in a number of teaching and learning activities. “Kayla has shouldered many responsibilities beyond our expectations,” a colleague says, referring her appointment as both a head of house and head of LINKS. The colleague also says feedback from parents, students and other staff has reflected positively on Pepper’s organisational skills. Pepper continuously strives to improve her skills by attending several professional development courses, including special education workshops.