Tara Nimiczeck, Deputy principal, teacher & learning diversity leader, St Thomas More Primary School
Deputy principal, teacher, student wellbeing and learning diversity leader
St Thomas More Primary School, Vic
A highly motivated and organised leader, Tara Nimiczeck has excelled in the classroom since becoming a teacher. At St Thomas More Primary School, around 20% of students have specific health and/ or learning needs; after a few years as a generalist classroom teacher, Nimiczeck was chosen to participate in a master’s in education intervention course, an intensive program focused on supporting intervention strategies for students with special needs.
After graduating with her master’s degree, Nimiczeck returned to the classroom and took on the role of student wellbeing and learning diversity leader. This required her to lead staff in professional development activities, supporting them with strategies to assist students with special needs, and liaising with families and staff to ensure smooth transitions from one year level to the next. Nimiczeck also established a program to support Year 5 and 6 girls to develop empathy and resilience. She is continuing to pursue wellbeing professional development and recently took on additional responsibilities as deputy principal.