A FRANKSTON teacher has won a $10,000 grant for professional development.
Monterey Secondary College wellbeing and engagement lead Jeanette Kaindel was recently named a winner of the The Smith Family-NEITA award for powering potential. The award came with the $10,000 grant.
Kaindel was named the award winner for her work with students experiencing intergenerational disadvantage. She said “Monterey Secondary College supports some of the most vulnerable students in Victoria. A number of students have experienced some form of trauma and many have unmet needs.”
“Working alongside the South Sudanese communities in the Frankston area, as well as with the community at Willum Warrain has given me many opportunities to explore and understand many different walks of life,” she said. “While it is challenging, it’s also extremely rewarding and I’m very happy to be working in this space alongside an amazing team of educators and therapeutic staff. It’s an honour to receive The Smith Family-NEITA award for powering potential on behalf of our wonderful team and the local community, who want to see a change for the better.”