I am still relatively new to my teaching career, having only been teaching for three years. Prior to this I worked as a tutor in high schools while completing my teacher training. I specialise in teaching foundational level English in a high school setting, as well as a variety of humanities subjects including history, sociology and media studies and coaching/mentoring. I am focused on developing my trauma informed and ESL/EALD pedagogical practices through completion of further studies.
I'm the kind of teacher that is always looking for new ways to make learning interactive, authentic and eyebrow raising. I want my students to leave class questioning the world around them and reporting back what they have learnt. I have a very active teaching style, and aim to incorporate the following into my teaching: group work, technology, gamification, debate and discussion, and interactive visual displays.
2018 Northern Territory High School Teacher of the Year (Alice Springs Region)
Charles Darwin University - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (2012 - 2015) Deakin University - Graduate Certificate in teaching english to speakers of other languages (2017 - present) Queensland University of Technology - Teaching Students who Have Suffered Complex Trauma (short course) (2018)
It was a school excursion to East Timor that first lit a fire in me to fight for all young people to receive a high quality education. I experienced first hand the impact poverty and disadvantage have on young people, their education and futures, and I now strive to ensure everyone has access to educational opportunities, both in high school and beyond. My passion for education extends beyond school contexts, and I have been a member of the Country Education Foundation of Central Australia for 3.5 years. I have been on three selection panels to award scholarships to young people wanting to extend their education through apprenticeships and tertiary studies, I have been secretary of this organisation for one year.