The sixth annual The Educator Rising Stars report will recognise high achievers working in the K-12 education industry who are making waves in the early stages of their careers. Nominees could be teachers, department heads, service providers or in other relevant roles.

To be eligible for a place on the list, nominees must:
  • be aged 35 or under as of 31 January 2021
  • be working in a role relating to the K-12 education sector in Australia
  • have demonstrated effective leadership, innovation and achievement in their career to date
  • never been listed on The Educator Rising Stars
To submit a entry, please complete the form below - where possible, please provide qualitative and quantitative evidence to support your submission.

The Rising Stars list will be published in The Educator website and newsletter in February 2021.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 11 December.

Please note, if successful, any or all information provided in this submission may be published. If providing any information of a particularly sensitive or confidential nature, please ensure these sections are clearly marked in your submission. For any questions or concerns, you may send an email to

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* 1. Who are you nominating for the Rising Stars report?

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* 2. Please outline the reason for your nomination (max 500 words): *Note: Nominations should focus on performance and achievements from the past 12 months.

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* 3. Please provide a 100-200 word recommendation if available, this can be from the nominee's senior colleague, to support your entry. Please include name, job title and email address. If nominating someone else, please provide your recommendation. This step is not compulsory but may support your nomination.

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* 4. If available, please upload a high-resolution photo of the nominee. If successful, this image may be published in The Educator website and newsletter.

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* 5. Your details, if different from the above:

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* 6. The information provided in this submission is accurate to the best of my knowledge. If nominee is successfully selected as a Rising Star, I accept that any or all information provided (excluding information clearly marked as confidential) may be published in the The Educator website.

The Educator is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Australian education sector. The Educator award participants are invited to nominate industry professionals who are contributing to the success of their industry, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or disability.
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