Emma Miller Award for Jenny
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 8, 8 November 2019, page no. 25
Jenny McLeod’s remarkable contribution as a rank and file QTU activist has been honoured through the presentation of the Union’s 2019 Emma Miller Award at the Queensland Council of Unions' annual celebration.
As a committed activist, Jenny’s energetic contributions to the Gonski and Fair Funding Now! campaigns in the seat of Flynn were recognised, as was her passion and determination for resourcing for students with disability (SWD).
Jenny, who is currently the head of special education services in the SEP at Biloela State School, is respected as an educator who has a genuine interest in the lives of the children who she teaches. She is a selfless volunteer with SWD athletics and swimming and supports local families in the Biloela community.
Within the QTU, Jenny is known for her wealth of knowledge in the SWD area, her ability to engage and develop other activists, and her common-sense approach to getting things done. She is a mentor to other Union Reps in her school, across her branch and within the Central Queensland Area Council.
The annual Emma Miller Awards pay tribute to the long-standing legacy of Emma Miller, who was a world-renowned suffragette, union organiser and women’s rights activist. An honour board hailing the QTU recipients of the Emma Miller Award is proudly located in the foyer of the Teacher’s Building in Milton. More information on Emma Miller can be found through the QTU library and at www.qtu.asn.au/emma-miller