Meet the Edvantage Team

Jean Yates Edvantage Australia Director

Jean Yates

Jean has been a teacher for almost 30 years in a range of different schools in Queensland and the UK. She has a thorough knowledge of the curriculum having been a QCS marker, and a QCAA panellist, and now working as both an Endorser and Confirmer. Jean has run numerous workshops for QCS and seen the growth in student progress, helping many schools achieve their best ever QCS results.

As a Head of Department, Jean has been directly involved in preparing staff and students for the new QCE and ATAR. She has a keen understanding of the challenges facing teachers, parents and students as they struggle to navigate the new system.

A passionate educator, Jean has brought her enthusiasm and expertise to this program, creating and delivering practical workshops that energise students and remove their overwhelming sense of uncertainty around the study process. Her years of experience in the classroom and as a workshop facilitator and events programmer ensure that Jean is equally comfortable presenting to students, teachers and parents.

Jean believes, ‘Education is the greatest gift we can give a child. As a teacher, the greatest sense of fulfilment comes from giving children the educational advantage to achieve their goals and pursue their future dreams.’