Jacqui joined the EdTechSA (formerly the Computers in Education Group of South Australia – CEGSA) Management Committee in 2006 and has been an active member of this professional association for 9 years. Jacqui started her time on this committee working as part of the publications team, designing covers for the association journal RAMpage. As time went on, Jacqui took on a greater role in this area and was responsible for the transition to our current digital publications and emailed “shoutouts”. Jacqui has been the “voice” of EdTechSA for the past few years, representing the association in a variety of social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter, and has represented EdTechSA at conferences including DECD ConnectED, ACEC2012 and ISTE2013 in San Antonio. Jacqui was also the Marketing Co-ordinator for ACEC2014: Now IT’s Personal, the successful national conference recently hosted by EdTechSA.

For the last 4 years Jacqui has been the ICT specialist teacher at Modbury West School, providing a wide range of educational programs for students from Reception to Year 7. She has also been responsible for the creation and management of the school’s blog, a resource valued by the school’s staff and students. This year Jacqui has returned to the classroom, teaching a year 3/4 class, and is enjoying sharing with them the skills of communicating their learning with the wider school community. Jacqui is a regular presenter for EdTechSA, both at Spotlight Sessions and state conferences and is looking forward to sharing this latest stage of her learning journey at upcoming professional learning events.

Jacqui Knipe is a most worthy recipient of EdTechSA’s 2014 Educator of the Year award. EdTechSA is honoured to endorse her nomination to the Australian Council for Computers in Education, as the 2015 Educator of the Year.