Jowen Hillyer

Jowen Hillyer is currently Head Teacher of English at Taree High School (a Connected Communities school) in rural NSW. She has been a teacher, head teacher and teacher educator for 22 years, with experience in both rural and disadvantaged public schools, as well as 3 years as an Associate Lecturer at The University of Sydney.  In her current role Jowen leads a large, diverse faculty in new approaches, innovation and student engagement.  Her research interests are centred on project based learning, boy’s writing in the middle years and mentoring programs for beginning English teachers.