Maree Bailey, Mentone Primary School

2016 Winner - Primary Teacher of the Year

Mentone Primary School’s teacher and sustainability leader, Maree Bailey, has many strings to her bow. Responsible for integrating sustainability into school life, Maree is tasked with embedding sustainability practices into school operations, teaching, learning and school community engagement.

Maree co-ordinates the ResourceSmart Schools program, leads the Student Sustainability Club, plans school working bees, and much more.

Somehow, she also finds time to build partnerships with organisations such as the Dolphin Research Institute, Coastal Ambassadors and the local council too. Maree promotes and engages in opportunities to improve teaching practice and increase learning opportunities for students.

Cover - ResourceSmart Schools Awards Booklet 2016

ResourceSmart Schools Awards booklet 2016

A showcase of Victorian schools sustainability stories for a beautiful planet.