As Assistant Principal at my school, I am responsible for the welfare of my teachers and teaching and learning programs for our students. I have taught K-6 for 35 years now, specialising in Early Childhood most of that time. With a passion for working with gifted and talented students, I undertook further study in this area a few years ago. Working with Uni students, supervising their lessons and leading discussion groups as a "specialist teacher" has been a very satisfying role this year. I also have marked NAPLAN Writing tests for the past 6 years.
"Explicit and systematic teaching" is my mantra, using a wide variety of strategies and lots of fun to help my students learn. With an engaging and interesting classroom culture, I use a multi-modal approach and tap into my student's interests as often as I can.
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Diploma in Teaching Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies - Facilitating Student Learning Certificate in Gifted Education - GERRIC, Australia Assistant Principal
I sooo love my job and spend too much time looking for new resources and strategies online. I am overwhelmed by the quality of materials available online. I enjoy going to the movies, love travelling overseas with a friend and adore my dog. Family-wise, I have a lovely hubby and two beautiful kids, both exercise physiologists.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Physical Education, Special Education, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Physical Therapy, Phonics