How many years have you been teaching?
Which subject/s do you teach?
What qualifications do you hold?
Masters of Education Leadership
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture)
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Which other subject areas are you interested in?
Anything to do with agriculture
Why are you passionate about girls education?
Female representation in the STEM areas globally is low and one of the reasons postulated for this is the lack of female role models. As Head of Department - Science at The Glennie School, I lead a predominately female staff to represent and mentor girls in the STEM field.
What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
The Glennie School is such a unique place for students and staff. Founded on tradition, but modern in its approach, every girl would benefit from a Glennie education.
What is something others may not know about you?
I was born in Hawaii.
What excites you about teaching?
I live for those "aha" moments - when the lightbulb switches on. The look on students' faces when they finally understand something is such a rewarding part of my job.
What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
Teaching will continue to be an important part of our social construct. While the traditional timetable may continue to evolve and change, the importance of face to face relationships can not be underestimated or replaced.
What are your professional achievements and roles?
I was awarded a PhD scholarship to undertake research in the field of Agricultural Education. I aim to complete this research by the end of 2021. I have been nominated for an Excellence in Teaching award eight times in my teaching career. In 2017 I was one of ten teachers nationally who were recipients of "A Day Made Better" teaching awards.