It took me a long time to come around to the idea of becoming a teacher. It was something I had wanted to do since I was in Grade 6 as I thought my Primary School teacher was an absolute hero and I wanted to be just like her. However after finishing high school, I headed off to University full of excitement at the thought of becoming a journalist (a job choice I’d stumbled upon when a teacher said I wrote well). 4 years, an Arts degree and a journalism cadetship later, it didn’t seem like such a good idea. While travelling the world in search of what I really wanted to do with my life I tried all sorts of jobs – nanny, hotel manager, secretary, travel agent – but none of them seemed quite right. They were all fun (to varying degrees) but not quite right.
I returned to Australia and returned to University to study education……and knew I’d found what I really wanted to do.
I am currently a Learning Specialist in Geelong and have been lucky enough to experience lots of different roles – ICT teacher, classroom teacher from Prep to Year 6, Literacy/21st Century coach. My passions are Technology and Literacy and I endeavour to connect students to the exciting possibilities that both can bring. In 2009 I completed my Master of Education (Information Technologies) and am constantly looking for ways to develop my skills.
When I manage to turn away from digital devices and school work for long enough to allow me to actually have a personal life, I enjoy travelling, running, camping and doing crafty things.