Sharyn Angel began her career in 2001 juggling full-time teaching and training for the Olympics in Hammer Throw, in which she was ranked 4th in Australia. Pursuing her passion for teaching, in 2015 she was appointed Deputy Principal at Shailer Park State High School and has since then transformed the school’s performance.
Sharyn has increased the percentage of students who perform at or above the minimum standard in writing from 54.2% to 96.4%
At the time Sharyn arrived, literacy in particular was a notable concern, with the school underperforming significantly in reading and writing capabilities. In only two years Sharyn has increased the percentage of students who perform at or above the minimum standard in writing from 54.2% to 96.4%. As a result, Shailer Park has been approached by Griffith University to participate in a research investigation led by Professor Donna Pendergast into the teaching of reading, writing and literacy education at the school.