How many years have you been teaching?
Which subject/s do you teach?
What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Education (Secondary - Majoring in Literature & Law)
I am also currently studying for my Masters in Education (Majoring in Pedagogy and Curriculum Leadership).
Which other subject areas are you interested in?
I enjoy the study of History, and I also have a strong interest in the subject of Drama - I love the theatre!
Why are you passionate about girls education?
As an educator of all girls, I take pride in being a role model for my students. I am passionate about inspiring each girl to find their own voice, and the confidence to use it in the real world. I believe that an all-girls education provides an environment for girls to be true to themselves as they become who they want to be in order to go on and make a positive impact in society.
What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
Glennie's focus on girls becoming 'all she can be' is a distinct part of the school's culture. The girls individual abilities and achievements are celebrated in many ways, fostering the importance of success being about more than academia alone. The school's strong emphasis on pastoral care, through meaningful student connections and fun interactions (like a Tutor dance party!) is also unique to Glennie.
What is something others may not know about you?
I have spent time living and working in Salt Lake City, USA. Experiencing American classrooms was an invaluable experience, however, I mostly used my time abroad to become quite the snow-skier!
What excites you about teaching?
The flexibility of teaching today excites me. I love the opportunity to be creative in my delivery, through access to a wide range of resources. Teaching at Glennie excites me because the girls are always willing to engage with new learning platforms, and they always meet activities with enthusiasm, and are prepared to provide honest feedback! The content of my subject areas also excites me, as I value the opportunity to have authentic conversations about current issues, and I enjoy learning from the girls insights.
What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
With technology advancing so rapidly, I believe that the possibilities for future classrooms are extensive. I believe that classrooms will become more flexible and personalized environments, both physically and content-wise. I believe flipped learning will become a dominant pedagogical practice as students continue to develop their independent learning skills. I see the role of the teacher as one to guide meaningful, student-led inquiry, and learning as students realise the knowledge they have access to at their fingertips!