Teaching is a creative process.
Sometimes teaching is creative: intuitive, curious, colourful, playful, artistic, passionate, imaginative, emotional.
Then there are times when teaching is process: analytical, cause and effect, evidence, factual, logical, objective, rational, strategic.
Teaching is simultaneously creative and process.
I have been a teacher for over 10 years and have learned to be both creative and process. And I want to continue to learn. Professional readings in the fields of educational research, leadership, theology, pedagogy, and student data occupy my library. The longer one teaches, the more likely one is to be further away from up-to-date educational thinking – and more likely to remain tied to old forms of teaching. I creatively apply evidence based strategies that support the processes of improving outcomes for students.
- Bachelor of Social Science, University of Newcastle (1997)
- Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Canberra (2011) – Dean’s Excellence Award recipient
- Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies, BBI-TAITE (2019)
Teaching and Leadership Roles
- Classroom teacher (2011-present)
- Welfare Coordinator (2015-2017)
- Early Career Teacher Mentor (2020)
- Acting Director of Studies (Term 4 2018, Term 4 2020, Term 4 2021)
- Director of Studies (2022-present)
- Acting Assistant Principal (Term 4 2022)
- Face to face and remote teaching with Google Apps For Education
- Google Classroom
- Google Sites
- Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, MyMaps and Forms
- Administration of school-wide application
- Compass Education School Management System
- Attendance and reporting
- Diagnostic questioning
- Collaborative teaching
- Inquiry/Project Based Learning
- Leading off-site Geography Fieldwork
- NSW HSC Geography marker