Past Cooper Hewitt Design Fellows

The Fellowship supports a registered Queensland school teacher to visit the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

Fellows from 2009 to present
Year Recipient's name and grant amount Home organisation Project title and outcomes
2020 Program on hold due to COVID-19   
2019 Ms Jasmine Kassulke


Marsden State High School Designing for change - future ready Marsden Mako's

Changed teaching programs to better deliver design education across a variety of curriculum areas. Aligning curriculum with design ideas. The outcome is to broaden student's understanding of design, design process and human needs. It also develops their skills of observation and analysis.

2018 Mr Herman Rijken


Cooktown State School Designing in remote Queensland

Designed a workshop for the Far North Queensland regions tailored for young people and teachers. Advocated for teachers on designing the syllabus. Rewrote two units using design thinking.

2017 Mrs Chantelle Sansness


Oakleigh State School Enabling students to meet global challenges through design education

Aided in the implementation of a whole of school design centred strategy and is currently seconded to the QCAA where she is helping instil design thinking into the state technologies curriculum.

2016 Ms Dana Holden


Kedron State High School Equipping teachers for the 21st century – students, careers and the unknown

Design thinking helped refine teaching drama classes. Teaching design thinking to colleagues. Used design thinking to create the State Conference for Drama Queensland.

2015 Mrs Dawn Boland


John Paul College To empower and align through design

Brought back new skills and became a different teacher. Part of an Innovation team at the school. Introduced a Design & Entrepreneurship course.

2015 Mr Silas Middleton


Beenleigh State High School Junior secondary by design

Brought back learnings to the school to various age groups. Looked at ways to encourage further design thinking at the school. Looking to create a design thinking model to map processes which can be used by others.

2014 Mr Terence Deen


Kelvin Grove State College 21st century education: Interdisciplinary creative intelligence

Presented to colleagues at school and contributed to DesignMinds online design education. Hosted a professional development workshop at APDL and is now Head of Learning at QAGOMA.

2012 Mr Adam Jefford


Windaroo Valley State High School n/a
2011 Mr Alwyn Powell


Darling Heights State School n/a
2010 Mr Kevin Collins


St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barcaldine n/a
2009 Mr Leslie Hooper


Kelvin Grove State College n/a