After completing my university studies in the wonderful city of Brisbane, Australia, I decided to up and move my whole life to the beautiful tropical North Queensland centre of Townsville! Since heading north, I have worked at a spectacular world class school where I have been afforded the opportunity to lead the French Department.In leading the French Department, I have written an entire Year 7 to Year 12 work program, with all the accompanying assessment and lessons. This huge feat has given me incredible insight in to curriculum writing and planning. As well as such, I have been able to profit from collaborating with some of the most knowledge Humanities and Social Science teachers in the state! Working with such an amazing team, I have collaborated on the creation of a curriculum that centres itself strongly around the Australian National Curriculum and exceeds expectations when addressing the ACARA achievement standards! The school community that I have been fortunate enough to be apart of prescribes strongly to Mazarno's Art and Science of Teaching. As such, I have been trained by some of Australia's leading experts in ASoT! Further to this, my experiences in the tropics at my internationally ranked school, has been greatly enhanced by a school wide priority of explicitly teaching reading and writing to the highest academic standards, from low literacy middle school students to some of the highest performing students in the state of Queensland!
To demand greatness is the key to student success. I am loving and caring with my students but I demand that they are the greatest they can be in everything they do. It is my job them to aid them in both believing that they can achieve greatness and help them gain the skills that they need to do so. My approach teaching is an amalgamation to a lot of the principles put forth in the Steiner, Waldorf, and Montessori systems of school and education as well as traditional approaches. I manage to find a satisfying balance between the above mentioned styles and my school's school wide pedagogical framework and priorities.
Working on being the best teacher I can be!
Bachelors Degree majoring in Advanced French Literature and Language and with a minor in Classical Greek History. Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
I love all things teaching and simply adore my life living in the tropics!