David Rawson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) dual degree at The University of Queensland in 2011. Previously a classroom teacher at Toowoomba’s St Ursula’s College, he won the Dr Roger Hunter Excellence in Beginning to Teach category at the 2014 Queensland College of Teachers awards ceremony after just under two years in the classroom.
In 2016, David was awarded the Fulbright Queensland Postgraduate Scholarship and admitted to Harvard's Graduate School of Education. He was subsequently awarded one of only three Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships for Australians - a prestigious Harvard scholarship that will provide full tuition, health insurance and a generous stipend to support his studies abroad. David reflected that "It is an enormous privilege to win an award of this magnitude and is a reflection of being pushed and challenged in my thinking while a student at UQ. What a wonderful foundation [UQ has] given me for the rest of my professional and academic life".
Please read the following article regarding Davids' recent achievements: https://small-change.uq.edu.au/blog/2016/12/teaching-hope