PASSION FOR TEACHING: Leah Campbell (centre) graduating at the University of Southern Queensland.
PASSION FOR TEACHING: Leah Campbell (centre) graduating at the University of Southern Queensland. Contributed

Not too late to pursue passion for new teacher

LEAH Campbell has proved it's never too late to change your direction in life after making the decision to study education in her mid-30s.

Ms Campbell has always wanted to teach, but only recently got the chance to pursue what she has always considered her passion in life.

The Kingaroy State High School teacher began her career in education at the start of this year.

Ms Campbell said she couldn't think of a better place to start her career, and the community had welcomed her with open arms.

After graduating from the University of Southern Queensland, Ms Campbell said the move to Kingaroy was a great decision.

"The opportunity arose later in life. I grabbed the opportunity when I could," Ms Campbell said.

"(I am) really enjoying the school community. It has its challenges, but I am enjoying the experience."

Leah has a love of history and enjoys teaching her students about where they have come from.

"The interaction with the kids, building strong relationships with them, having a laugh," Ms Campbell said.

Although juggling her university, life and work commitments was sometimes difficult, she said hard work payed off.

"I worked for 15 years (in the mining industry), enjoyed what I was doing. Teaching has just been a passion and where I thought I'd always end up," Ms Campbell said.

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