I began my teaching career in 2007. I am currently Head Teacher Secondary Studies at Concord High School where I lead whole school technology, STEM, high potential and gifted education, whole school assessment, data analysis, academic coaching and the school library. I also teach science at Aurora College, a virtual academically selective school for rural and remote students. Prior to this I held various statewide curriculum support roles with the NSW Department of Education in future focused learning, STEM and Stage 6 (the final two years of schooling for students in NSW).

I have also been Head Teacher Science at Merrylands High School and relieving Head Teacher Science and Head Teacher Student Welfare at Auburn Girls High School.

I have also been involved in various other projects outside of school. I have been an assessment consultant for UNSWGlobal since 2006. In this role I write and review multiple choice test items for the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools. I also construct items for the National Assessment Program in Science Literacy. From 2010 to 2014 I worked with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) on designing and implementing their summer school programs for high school students in low socio-economic areas as well as UTS’ Inspire Science professional development program for science teachers. I have also worked with UTS on promoting their Remote Labs to schools.

My qualifications include: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education, awarded by the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Certificate in ICT in Education.

I have received awards in recognition of my teaching, including the NSW Department of Education’s early career teaching award, the 2011 Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award, the Australian Council of Educational Leaders Mary Armstrong award, NSW Department of Education’s innovative use of technology award, 2012 NSW Minister’s Quality Teaching Award and third place in 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Award for Cutting Edge Use of Technology. In 2014 I was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education.

I am also the NSW Teachers Federation Representative for my school and President of the Inner West Teachers Federation.

This blog contains my personal reflections and opinions in my journey as a teacher, learner and leader.

19 thoughts on “About

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  2. Hi Alice and Thanks.

    I am a new graduate teacher in Sci. ATM I am being a bit battered by trying to mesh two aspects of my life – my family’s needs and my need to find a position as a new Grad. Unfortunately due to meeting my family’s needs, I am only able to work part time. As you may appreciate, finding a part time Sci / Maths position in Western Sydney is difficult especially as most of the positions available require “an experienced teacher”.

    For some reason while trawling through the internet and considering my options, I stumbled on your blog. It has been so encouraging. You share! Ideas, quality links, even worksheets. You are integrating those things I would really like to be able to (embedding ICT as a tool for learning, literacy / numeracy, and developing thinking skills in our students)! Frankly this has reminded me of what I am aspiring to do, and that even though I don’t yet know how things will come together, to keep on trying.

    Regards, and again my Thanks. 😀

  3. Hello Alice,

    I hope you don’t mind that I am trying to connect with you this way. I found your blog and saw that you are enthusiastic about technology in learning. I would like to email you about MindMapp, an interesting educational tool.

    I hope to hear from you. You’ll find my email adress in the details of this reply.

    Kind regards, Natasja Oosterloo

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  5. Hi Alice
    Really interested in what you came up with for your AC unit that you developed in the holidays. I can swap a Year 9 AC unit on Plate Tectonics!
    I am a High School Science and Maths teacher in South Australia, btw.
    Gerald Carey

  6. Hi Alice,

    I am a Sydney University student and am working on a research project on the use of technology in education. I would love to speak to you in more detail on this topic. If you would be willing to help out I would be extremely grateful if you could contact me at the email address provided.

    Kind regards,

  7. Hi Alice
    I am a mathematics teacher at Immanuel College in Adelaide – would I be able to email you and make contact. I have been using Raspberry Pi and Minecraft in my Maths classes, amongst other things and I have been inspired by your approach. Kind Regards Sheree Bennett

  8. Hi Alice
    I am setting up new Twitter and other accounts for a professional teachers association and need advice on surveys for teachers on Twitter. Can I please have your email?

  9. Hi Alice,
    I am wondering if it would be okay to email you about your HT Secondary Studies position. I’m interested in applying for one coming up in my own school, shifting sideways from being an English Head Teacher, which I’ve been doing for 11 years now. I’d love to chat with someone already in the role to find out more about it and the impact such a role has on a school. I know I could have just looked up your email, but I didn’t want to be presumptious!

  10. Hi Alice,
    I would love for you to be a guest on my podcast, Just A Teacher Podcast. It aims to shine a light on the people who take on the huge responsibility of teaching. If this is something you may be interested in please email me at justateacherpodcast@gmail.com
    Look forward to discussing further,

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