Jenny Clarke

Location: School of Sport and Physical Education
jenny clarke in the gym

Nominated by Professor Richard Light, Director of Sport Development

As her Head of School states, “Jenny said in her application for this award that she ‘loves teaching’ and it shows. She ranks as one of the best teachers in the School of Health Sciences and has maintained outstanding teaching evaluations. This is an extraordinary accomplishment considering her areas of teaching have ranged from experimental physics to sport sciences. To me, this speaks volumes of her abilities as an educator and makes her application even more exceptional.”

Jenny works tirelessly towards her goal which she says is to support students reach their full potential, to leave UC confident, articulate, enthusiastic and positive, ready to make a difference in the world. She provides a supportive learning environment whether she is teaching large first-year lectures, supervising research students, delivering tutorials to small groups of local secondary school STAR students or using Adobe Connect and Skype to teach distance learners.

Jenny has developed extensive teaching resources including online quizzes, video tutorials and weekly worksheets. She uses her skills and knowledge as a multiple world champion in croquet to inform her athlete-centred approaches to teaching coaching. She operates an open door policy for students, who come to her for help with course planning and share their needs and concerns.