I have taught for over a quarter of a century in a variety of environments. I was a Head of English and chaired the Heads of English in Independent Schools in Victoria Australia. I have taught the IB as well as the local VCE. I have been an assessor of exams, written textbooks and been a regular contributor to state and national conferences in Australia.
I like to think I encourage cooperative learning giving students the opportunity to discover and explore.
My first novel, Finding Coaby, was recognized by the Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival. I was given a scholarship to participate in the Monash/Mt Eliza Business School's 'Career Managers Course'.
Masters of Educational Studies - Monash University Diploma of Education Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
After over a quarter of a century in education, I am currently providing professional development sessions for teachers through Teacher Training Australia. I co-host a radio program interviewing established and emerging writers. And I have taken more time to write my own works. My first novel, Finding Coaby, addressed adolescent depression. My next is a series called 'Riddle-Quest' which is an adventure where every chapter centers around a riddle. I'm hoping to encourage the 12-15 year old male reader.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Education, Educational Administration & Policy, English, History, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater Arts, Australian History, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Psychology, Entrepreneurship, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Close Reading, Classroom Community