I am an educator who has been teaching in a High School since 2001. In this time I have taught in several KLA's including Math, Visual Arts and Music. I am Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts in a large, 7-12 High School in New South Wales, Australia. I have always believed in bringing out the best in students and my students have consistently achieved at the highest levels in the HSC.
I am a teacher who uses a variety of pedagogy, from Kagan Structures to traditional teaching methods to 21st Century teaching trends. I love my students to be involved in the lesson with lots of hands on activities.
2009 Education Week Award - Excellence in Teaching Award for “Maximising student engagement through the implementation of a diverse and dynamic range of pedagogy” 2016 Education Week Award - Excellence in Teaching Award for work in the Creative and Performing Arts 2018 Rotary Club - Pride in Workmanship Award
Bachelor of Visual Arts - Newcastle University 1991 Diploma of Education - Newcastle University 2000 Associate Diploma in Voice Recital - Trinity College of London 2007
I am a wife and mum. I have two grown up children and a wonderful husband. I share my house with one cat - Max. I love the country life and teaching.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, End of Year