CQUni Bachelor of Learning Management alumnus Shontelle Lewis is one of the hardest-working teachers in the Bundaberg region. Not only is she currently completing her Masters of Education at CQUni, she is also inspiring dozens of youngsters at Sharon State School through technology. Her work with the school children in the area of robotics recently earned her a Lego Education Teacher Award – an award granted to only one Australian teacher per year!
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Winning the Lego Education Teacher Award which means I am flying to Legoland in Billund, Denmark, in May to accept the award and present at the Lego Symposium.
Who has made an impact on your life? Why?
Dr Rosie Thrupp has made the biggest impact on my life. She was a lecturer at the Bundaberg campus when I started my degree and she is still my guide in the education industry.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
The staff. The staff at Bundaberg Campus volunteer at the Robotics and Coding Challenge that I organise. They are amazing people and very supportive of things that benefit the local community. They are the biggest asset to CQUniversity Bundaberg.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I want to help others see their own potential. We will never try anything new with a negative attitude. One thing I have seen on my journey is the lack of confidence in people, even my own. Unlock their potential, and show them how amazing they are. This is how my lecturers taught me. They showed me that I can be whatever I want to be. (Did I just state the University motto?) But it’s true.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
Every day you wake is a new day. Live in the now and project to the future.