My Favourite Teacher - Julie Goodwin
More than four million people watched a stunned Julie Goodwin win the inaugural series of Masterchef Australia in 2009.
Since that momentous day she has become a restaurateur, bestselling author - Our Family Table remains one of the biggest selling Australian cookbooks of all time - and a media darling with regular gigs at Australian Women's Weekly and Channel Nine’s Today Show.
What is less well documented is her previous career in youth work, which involved presenting workshops in schools around Australia and working in a Central Coast juvenile detention centre.
Speaking exclusively to The Learning Press, she said: “I had many wonderful teachers in high school but the teacher who I adored was my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Schultz.
“He encouraged creativity, and he always recognised and rewarded effort. He expected a lot from his students and because he did, we always strived to be our best.”