INTERVIEW WITH DR JUDITH GRIMES, OAM AVAILABLE AT QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

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Last month I was given the opportunity to use and develop my skills as a freelance writer where I currently work in my ‘day job’. An opportunity that I am very grateful for and presented with it a lot of different ways to grow and learn from some very experienced people.

Over the course of one day I interviewed three remarkable individuals who were recently awarded the Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day, 2019. All three are, or were, teachers and I interviewed them to promote the profession and to highlight their achievements. The three interviews have now been edited and published on the Queensland College of Teachers website.

The third interview of that day was with Dr Judith Grimes, OAM and can be found here.

The citation for her OAM can be found here on the Australian Honours website.

The Order of Australia Medal is often awarded for service to community over several years and often with volunteer organisations. Judy Grimes is a scientist, historian and teacher who has had a large impact on the various communities she has served. It was great to talk to her and share some of her story.

You can read many more stories of such individuals on the QCT website.

-Lloyd Marken

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2 thoughts on “INTERVIEW WITH DR JUDITH GRIMES, OAM AVAILABLE AT QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

  1. A lady who always went that ‘extra mile’ to develop and enrich education and development. She was rightly honoured. Thanks for introducing her to us, Lloyd.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks Pete, she was working at a scientist and lecturer at a university when she got sent out to mining town in America to teach and it kind of went from there. Her story as a local historian maybe even more fascinating. I was touched by the way that she has an interest in the regular individual and valuing all and it has defined all the varied she has done throughout her life.

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