How many years have you been teaching?
Which subject/s do you teach?
What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) with French teaching preparation,
Graduate Diploma of Education,
Research Master of Arts in Literature and Civilization
Which other subject areas are you interested in?
Why are you passionate about girls education?
Today there are still too many girls who cannot access proper education. Here in Australia, we are lucky that our girls can go to school freely without any threat, but in many different parts of the world, it is not the case. I want to empower girls with the strength that they can do whatever they decide to do, maybe they will become role models for those other girls who are fighting for an education. It is important to teach girls that they matter, that they are capable and that the sky should be their only limit.
What sets Glennie apart from other schools?
The girls at Glennie are so welcoming, respectful and well-behaved that it is a true pleasure to come to work every day. There is real pride in being a Glennie girl and there is a family feeling about it. The environment is safe and supportive and we offer the French Immersion Program, something you cannot find in any other independent school.
What excites you about teaching?
The fact that you have the capacity to make a big difference in students' lives. Teaching is about opening people's mind and stretching their brains, challenging them and supporting them at the same time. To encourage them to watch beyond and to develop a critical mind.
What is something others may not know about you?
I am a Rugby League fanatic, I go for the Rabbitohs and the Storm.
What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
Probably more and more technology in the classroom, which is problematic in my field of teaching (languages) as students use online translating tools instead of making the effort to use their skills.
What are your professional achievements and roles?
I have run the Language Department on my own at my previous school.