"I love helping young people achieve their unknown potential."
This is what drives Goulburn High's new deputy principal Justin Yee at work every day.
Mr Yee started at Goulburn High this week after more than 14 years teaching at Ambarvale High School in Campbelltown.
He began studying sports psychology before he discovered his passion for teaching and education.
"I am the product of amazing teachers. I'm very grateful for what they've done to help me achieve things I didn't realise I could achieve," he said.
Starting out as a PDHPE teacher, Mr Yee has worked in Bathurst, Orange and Campbelltown before coming to Goulburn High.
He has been a head teacher PDHPE and head teacher of Teaching and Learning.
For the past 10 months he has worked with the NSW Department of Education's innovation systems design directorate on the Uppley project.
"It's an innovation program designed to support teachers in schools to teach future focus skills," he said.
"I was in charge of professional learning for teachers and helping teachers learn how to do that."
While the way in which teachers educate their students may change with advances in technology, there is one aspect of teaching Mr Yee believes will remain a constant.
"Connection with young people is the most important thing. There is nothing that's going to be able to replace the connections teachers can make with students."
Schools are the place where teachers do extraordinary things that set students up for life.- Justin Yee, GHS deputy principal
In his new role as deputy principal, Mr Yee wants to continue to support students and staff to help them achieve "great results" - social and emotional as well as academic.
"I have already seen some great things that are happening at Goulburn High School and I can't wait to add to the already amazing work," Mr Yee said.
"I am excited to share my skills and passion to work alongside staff and students to achieve their goals.
"Schools are the place where teachers do extraordinary things that set students up for life beyond school.
"I believe each person has their own path and a teacher has the ability to influence a student to achieve their unique potential."
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