Wayne Santo began working in education in 2011 after a career spanning 20 years in the military. He began his employment as the Indigenous Liaison Officer for Tec-NQ, a role he saw as an ideal opportunity to help shape the lives of young adults.
Reflecting on his own experiences in school, combined with the exposure he’d had to work with indigenous youths, he was inspired to follow in the footsteps of the people who had had the greatest impact on his life – teachers.
Moving from his initial position at Tec-NQ, Wayne undertook vocational training within the Tec-NQ ASBA program. Concurrently furthering his studies by undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in the disciplines of Mathematics and English.
Motivated by his desire for learning, Wayne commenced Postgraduate studies for a Master of Education specialising in Educational Leadership. Upon completion, he began to teach Year 10s, 11s and 12s until recently when he assumed the position of Head of Academic – Year 11 and 12.
Wayne is exceptionally passionate about sharing his culture and supporting future generations of indigenous youths to make the most of every opportunity and be the best they can be.
“Education is a field that allows you to make a real difference in the lives of all learners. The personal rewards that come from watching a student succeed are unparalleled, and this is where I find great satisfaction.” Wayne says.
With the recent departure of Sharon Tobin, long-term Head of Academic, Yr 11 and 12, Tec-NQ are delighted to see another familiar face continuing the hard work and dedication to academics in our Senior School. Keep an eye out for Wayne as we welcome him into his latest role within the college.