Leadership team profiles

The Academic Development Team is led by the Director of Learning & Training with a focus on the scope and sequencing of curriculum from P-12, discipline specific pedagogy, classroom innovation, teaching for learning, assessment and data analysis, staff peer observations, professional learning and customised support for student learning. 

Staff in the Academic Development Team are ready to assist with questions or issues related to curriculum, assessment or learning in respective subject areas. 

Cathy Zerk

Jun 13, 2018, 10:00 AM
Position : Dean of Mathematics
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Joining Redlands College in 2006, I have taught Mathematics, primarily in the Senior School, also serving as a member of the Brisbane East District Panel, as Mathematics B Co-ordinator, and being involved with Gifted and Talented projects. I had previously taught at Somerville House and Ormiston College and used my teaching skills in a variety of other ways including tutoring, running extension mathematics classes and teaching Religious Education.

Teaching for learning has always been my passion, with a focus on teaching for understanding and enjoyment.  Problem solving is emphasised in my classroom, where I design resources which promote engagement in this.  Each student is a unique individual with many God-given gifts and I actively seek to extend each student as they journey along the mathematical pathway.

I am enthusiastic about the role of Dean of Mathematics.  Leading learning and the development of others is my focus in this role, along with a desire to encourage students to be active participants in the learning process and to further equip teachers in their classroom roles.