How many years have you been teaching?
Which subject/s do you teach?
What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Education specialising in Educational Computing
Which other subject areas are you interested in?
I particularly enjoy teaching Maths, Science and History. I enjoy playing Netball and coaching the girls each year, and I love going on camps with the students.
Why are you passionate about girls education?
I am passionate about girls education for many reasons. An all-girls education can help to build confidence. It allows girls to see other girls leading in all areas, such as various committees, captaincies, along with academic positions. It allows them to build a mindset that girls should reach their potential in all areas of school life. Girls are empowered, encouraged, willing to ask more questions, speak up and take the lead.
What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
After working in the Junior Years for 19 years it is clear that Glennie is a school that focuses on our community. Like a family, we focus on our individual talents, skills, needs and learning styles, while celebrating individual and group achievements. We are supportive, aiming to empower each girl to be proud of who she is and what she can be. Our four values: integrity, respect, compassion and courage are our backbone. We know that perseverance, effort and a positive growth mindset can help to benefit ourselves and our community.
What is something others may not know about you?
I have taught in the Junior Years for many years and have taught all levels from Preschool (Prep) to Year 6. It has been a valuable way to see how the students learn and grow at each year level.
What excites you about teaching?
What excites me about teaching is simple, it is the students. Getting to see them grow, learn and develop their skills and confidence are the reasons I come to work each day. Their reward is my reward.
What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
Teaching will always be a vital role in our community. Teachers will continue to provide guidance while fostering motivation in our most valuable resource. With the constant inclusion of technology in the classrooms, teachers are still irreplaceable in teaching students how to utilise technology for their benefit. They guide students when exploring real-world problems, and help them to develop important social skills and learning habits. Teachers of the future will be multi-skilled, educating and preparing students to meet the demands of their future lives and careers.
What are your professional achievements and roles?
For the last 19 years, I have been a teacher here at Glennie. I have acquired roles of responsibility in the Junior Years, such as organising and being a part of Independent Schools Queensland projects and various committees, Acting Junior Years Curriculum Coordinator and am currently the Junior Years Time Table Coordinator. I value these roles and the skills they have allowed me to acquire, develop and exhibit.