Deception Bay teacher's celebrity-like status

TOP TEACHER: Deception Bay State High School teacher Sue Davie enjoys celebrity-like status after her award nomination.
TOP TEACHER: Deception Bay State High School teacher Sue Davie enjoys celebrity-like status after her award nomination. Luke Simmonds

THIS former navy officer has her students so well drilled she's earned herself a nomination in the Australia- wide A Day Made Better Teaching Awards after just six years in the job.

Inspired by her own kids, Sue Davie decided to go to university at 27 years of age and hasn't looked back.

"I was a stay-at-home mum for a good five or six years, then all my children went to school and I was stuck at home,” she said.

"I thought 'oh my gosh, what am I going to do with time', because I'm not a person who can stand still.

"I needed to do something that was going to help them as well... they inspired me to get the degree, but I found it wasn't just my kids who I adored and wanted to find success with.”

She now works as an English and health and physical teacher at Deception Bay State High School educating kids from Years 7-12.

The career change has proved to be a fruitful one as more than 10 of her students nominated Mrs Davie for the national award, which is worth $6000 of prizes for the school.

Student Esmarel Jahjah said it was Mrs Davie's ability to go above and beyond requirements as a teacher which inspired her pupils.

"Mrs Davie is more than just a teacher, she is a role model,” she said.

"She is my role model and a role model to all her past and present students. Sue Davie is a gift to the world.”

When Mrs Davie found out about the nomination, she assumed it was a prank by one of her colleagues.

"It was extraordinarily humbling because it's not something I expect and it's not why I started teaching,” she said.

"We have a personal growth chart that acknowledges what we've done and how to move forward but, the fact that this comes from students, it's impressive that they would go out of their way to do this.”

"It made me feel pretty confirmed that I do do my job well.”

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