General Manager – Cool Australia

Thea Stinear – General Manager Cool Australia

Thea began her teaching career as a teacher of Science and Mathematics, as well as the leadership role of Sustainability Coordinator. Her proudest moment in teaching was when her Green Team won The City of Monash Worlds Environment Day Award. In 2010 Thea was awarded the Earthwatch scholarship, a life-changing experience that allowed her to witness first-hand the effects of climate change. Thea’s passion for education led her to join the Cool Australia team. She loves helping teachers become creators of exceptional learning, inspiring their students to make positive changes in their lives. Thea was a fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and is completing a Masters of Instructional Leadership at the Graduate School of Education at Melbourne University. For her dedication and work in education, Thea was a finalist in the NIETA Inspirational Teaching Awards 2011 and a finalist for the Victorian Department of Education’s Inspiration Teacher of the Year Award 2012.