Pink Clouds

My classroom is a space where students feel confident to unleash their creativity, are encouraged to make mistakes, and feel safe to be themselves.

Resumé

Get to know me on a professional level

Masters of teaching
 

English 7-12 ATAR

Media 7-12 ATAR

Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Arts

English & Cultural Studies

Media & Communications

University of Western Australia

Writing China In Country

Studied modern and contemporary Chinese literature on exchange in Beijing

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Leadership Development Program

Selected as a high achiever with leadership potential to undertake a two-year teaching and leadership program.

Teach for Australia

Work Experience

Teacher

Denmark Senior High School

Jan 2021 - Present

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  • 7-12 ATAR English teacher

  • Media Teacher

  • Year Coordinator 11 & 12

  • Head of Literacy

  • School Board Member

  • Follow the Dream tutor

Teacher

Joseph Banks Secondary College

Nov 2018 - Jan 2021

  • Aspire English teacher

  • Media Teacher

  • Head of Media

  • Aspire English Coordinator

  • Media Academy creator 

  • Implemented a whole school literacy program

Guest Lecturer

Teach for Australia

Jan 2021 - Present

 

Volunteering my time for the incoming associates, I have prepared and taught workshops, as well as mentored associates. My areas of specialty are:

  • Kinesthetic learning 

  • Setting up a welcoming classroom

  • Differentiation

Associate

Teach for Australia

Nov 2018 - Dec 2020

 

Selected as a high achiever with leadership potential to undertake a two-year teaching and leadership program, aiming at addressing inequality in Australia's education system.

English Tutor

Lewis Education

Jan 2020 - Present

 

I started up a tutoring business to better serve the needs of the students in my community. I teach the following:

  • ATAR English tutoring

  • Exam Preparation workshops

  • Essay writing skills

  • Literacy skills

Misc.

2008 - 2018

 I have worked in a vast array of creative jobs, which allows me to draw on a variety of experiences in my lessons. Some highlights include:

  • Fashion Stylist

  • Cake business owner

  • Media and Marketing Manager

  • Curriculum and Planning Officer

Volunteer Work

Being apart of my community and giving back is one of my core values. 

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WA Association
for the Blind

Assisted visually impaired seniors engage in sports and other activities. This included weekly home visits to help with difficult tasks and bring a smile to their face.

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CANTEEN Kids
Summer Camp

Organised and ran workshops and camps for teenagers living with cancer. This involved helping kids engage in fun outdoor activities. 

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TBS Community Service Program

Assisted disengaged youth in homeless shelters, hospitals, underprivileged high schools, and refugee centres, providing support and a safe space to talk.

Professional Learning

My lifelong love of learning means I have a tendency to enrol and upskill in anything that sparks my curiosity.

I am a fervent believer that teachers remain students of their practice.

English

  • ETAWA Teacher in Residence Program

  • Born Storytellers Creative Writing Course for ATAR English Teachers

  • SCSA Accessing the concept of Voice

  • Bell Shakespeare Annual Teachers Conference

  • Curtin University Introduction to Noongar Language and Culture

  • RETT University Emergent Literacy

  • ETAWA Innovative ways to tackle the Composing section of the ATAR Exam

  • ETAWA English Teacher Conference

Media

  • ATOMWA Media Teacher Conference

  • NM TAFE DaVinci Resolve Course

  • EdX Sound Design Fundamentals

  • School of Film & Media Explore Filmmaking

  • Fremantle Arts Introduction to Pinhole Photography

  • ATOMWA Media Teachers Mentor Program

  • NM TAFE Introduction to Podcasting

  • ATOMWA Embedding Literacy and Numeracy in Media 

Teaching & Leadership

  • Department of Education Aspirant Leaders Program

  • EdX Women in Leadership

  • Berry Street Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies

  • Teach Meet Different Students, Same Classroom

  • Barry Bennett CMS Strategies

  • Brene Brown Dare to Lead Leadership Course

  • UWA Introduction to mentoring a prac student

  • Leadership Institute WA Explore a career in school leadership

Referees

Managers and mentors who have lovely things to say about me.

A good old-fashioned chat is always a nice touch, so their contact numbers are available on request.

DAVID BECKWITH

Head of English

Denmark Senior High School

SAMANTHA MARSHALL

Head of Arts

Joseph Banks Secondary College

ADELHEID STELTER

Teaching Advisor

Teach for Australia