Joey Chung - Winner
Engagement and Support - Library
Joey embodies ASPIRE values in their full capacity with her passion for excellence in delivery, respect for diverse backgrounds and high levels of integrity.
As an expert in website and system libraries, Joey excels in providing learners and employees with support in finding the best resources for learning and teaching.
Always wanting to stay on top of her game and ensure institutional success, Joey frequently organises webinars and training links to showcase and explain changes to the library systems.
Some people might find dealing with the library systems overwhelming, but Joey soon puts them at ease with her positive nature and can-do attitude.
Kellie Fernando-Bird - Finalist
Faculty of Health Science, Youth and Community Studies
Kellie’s commitment to inclusivity is one of her greatest assets. She addresses learners directly, using person first language and is a role model for celebrating people with a disability across Holmesglen.
She plays many roles in supporting the complex needs of Holmesglen’s learners, often undertaking tasks that span the roles of psychologist, social worker, personal carer and teacher. Putting her learners’ wellbeing above everything else, she regularly contacts parents and allied health professionals to create holistic support plans to ensure young people with disability can engage with education.
Stephen Godfrey - Finalist
Stephen is an invaluable member of the Self-Employment Assistance team, going above and beyond in his commitment to drive results. With his can-do attitude and a clear focus on results he balances operational workload with business owner start-ups while guiding eligibility and intake.
Stephen is an excellent mentor, training new staff and ensures their skills and knowledge develop gradually. He is ambitious for the program, bringing new initiatives and ideas for expansion to meetings and discussions.
Stephen's integrity and respect drive excellence in the program and inspires others. His calm approach to challenges, eye for detail, and capacity to juggle many priorities make him an asset to the team.