Gillian finds a unique spark in each and every individual child. Gillian encourages kids to ignite that spark in their own distinct way, and sets kids off on the path to be successful learners. Gillian creates a classroom environment where the kids feel valued and where they extend themselves to have the confidence to take risks and give all. All kids thrive and discover a love for learning under her guidance. Students emerge from a year in Gillian’s class capable and confident. After all three of my kids have flourished in the year five class with Gillian, I wish there was the ability to clone her special blend of humour, enthusiasm and teaching excellence.