Melbourne Girls Grammar Rising Star creates bright future for young girls

Melbourne Girls Grammar Rising Star creates bright future for young girls

Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) Junior Years Program Assistant Director Rebecca Glenton is officially a Rising Star of Australian education.

Ms Glenton is among The Educator magazine’s list of 2017 Rising Stars, made up of 30 outstanding young Principals, Deputy Principals and Department Heads aged under 35.

Principal Catherine Misson says Ms Glenton’s approach is always future-focussed. “Rebecca is a talented educator who thinks deeply about the future and crafts learning experiences for our students that best prepare them for expansive opportunities.”

Ms Glenton leads the Junior Years Creativity and Innovation team and is passionate about incorporating digital technologies across the curriculum.

“Our campus is a space where girls are encouraged to explore, experiment and create,” Ms Glenton says. “I feel very privileged to contribute to this type of learning environment where students have the opportunity to be so hands-on with the latest technology.”

Ms Glenton’s interest in technology extends well beyond the school gates. She produces an educational blog and undertakes online learning via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Last year, as part of her Professional Development and Learning, Ms Glenton spent two weeks out of the classroom to learn about what corporations expect of their youngest employees. She worked in the Melbourne and Sydney offices of Avanade, a global digital technology firm and gained valuable insights into the types of skills and capabilities employers are seeking from their young employees.

To be eligible for this commendation, Ms Glenton and all Rising Stars were nominated by their colleagues – in acknowledgement of their expertise, strength of character, willingness to innovate, passion, vision and their ability to lead.

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