As a Hospitality teacher at CQUniversity Rockhampton’s Willby’s Training Restaurant, Charlie is always motivated by motivating others. In the year since she joined CQUni, Charlie has helped dozens of students with special needs not only acquire valuable work-ready skills, but a confidence that they will be able to foster for the rest of their lives. Her bubbly personality is a positive influence on everyone she meets.
What is your first memory?
Riding on a bicycle with my cousins.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Getting my job as a Hospitality teacher with CQUni is still a highlight – one year on!
What is the biggest way a student has inspired you?
As we are nearing the end of the semester, I am finally seeing fruit. My Certificate III students did up the briefing board for a function we have on as well as a “To-Do” list and I hardly had to change anything!
What do you love most about your role?
Empowering and encouraging our future generations with skills they will use for the rest of their lives, either in Hospitality or in their day-to-day experiences.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”
This weekend is free – what would you do?
Not do marking for a start! I would hang out with my family, go to church and definitely have a cuppa with my neighbours.
Jamie Oliver is coming for dinner – what do you make for him?
I would cook him crumbed fish ‘n chips. Fresh local fish that my hubby would have caught (we live at the beach), and big, chunky homemade chips, with a wedge of bush lemon on the side! After all, he grew up in a pub so I think he’d love it!