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Award Recipient - Natalie Shephard Hume Anglican Grammar

We are delighted to share with the community that Natalie Shephard has been awarded the 2024 History Teachers’ Association of Victoria Award for Excellent and Sustained Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

The award was chosen by the HTAV Board, President and a volunteer panel and was fiercely contested by a large number of nominees.

Natalie joined Hume Anglican Grammar in 2022 and is one of a number of teachers at the school who make significant contributions to the wider teaching profession in Victoria.

We are immensely proud of the quality of teaching at Hume Anglican Grammar and delighted to celebrate Ms Shephard’s achievement.

Natalie writes, “History is something that I have always been fascinated and passionate about. When I first moved to Australia, I knew little about the Australian history curriculum, so I joined the History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV). The HTAV is a fantastic community of educators who share their passion for History and value the camaraderie, support, and opportunities of collaboration that come with being part of the association. Over the past decade, I have presented at regularly at conferences, contributed to publications and textbooks and acted as a mentor to teachers new to teaching history at VCE. In this way I hope that I can support them to instil in their students a love of learning, critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for the complexities of the human experience.”

Natalie will receive this prestigious award at the Victorian Archives Centre this coming Friday, 19 April.

Sam Butterfield
Director of Teaching and Learning