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 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.