Ray Tiller

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Peter Edwards

Professional Learning Coordinator, Bundaberg Christian College

My first knowledge of the Avenues (to Teaching Excellence) Personal Professional Learning Program came through an email. From that time I have been able to lead our College staff on an voyage of reflection, strategic planning and enhancement of personal and professional practice. Working with Ray has been a pleasure and of huge professional benefit to me and the staff at our College.

The Avenues Program enabled us to be self-reflective in a succinct, cohesive and logical way. We were able to delve deeply into all facets of our personal and professional practice, including areas the areas of Intentional Instruction, Curriculum knowledge, Administration skills, Philosophy of Education, Work-life relationship and Biblical Worldview.

The simple structure of the Avenues Program allowed for clear, step by step introduction of it into our College. Through a series of full staff meetings, pupil free days and Professional Development sessions, staff developed a full understanding of the program, its structure, their roles, the intended outcomes and the relevant timeframes involved.

With Ray’s regular support and counsel, we are now half way through our first 2 year cycle. Realising the benefits of the program, teaching staff have asked for the teacher aides at the College to be involved in a similar process. To this end we have developed, with Ray’s assistance, a comprehensive Teacher Aide Personal and Professional Learning Program. This will be of great benefit to the entire College through the targeted up skilling of all teacher aides in each 2 year cycle.

Ray has recently worked closely with us to cross reference the Avenues Program with the new AITSL Standards for teachers, whilst maintaining the direct links into the QCOT requirements for professional learning. Our staff is now able to develop Personal and Professional Learning Plans based around systemic requirements, and self-identified needs, in their professional practice and personal and spiritual life. They work closely in teams to mentor, coach and supervise each other. The Avenues Program has served to enhance the collegiality of our staff and promote increased professional discussion at a range of levels throughout the campus.​

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Drouin East Junior Campus of Chairo Christian School

Alison Ayling, Head of Campus

Ray was the first Principal that I had the privilege of working under within the private Christian school system. Ray’s leadership and teaching regarding Christian Worldview in education was life changing for me personally... Continue Reading

 

Flinders Christian Community College

Jill Healey, Executive Principal

The College has greatly appreciated the very high level of educational leadership provided by Ray. His breadth of experience, understanding of educational pedagogy and practice, and wisdom have been highly valued... Continue Reading

 

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Jeanette Woods, Head of Campus

​Ray Tiller developed a Professional Learning Program for the college which facilitated a systematic and wide ranging program of review and development for all teaching staff... Continue Reading