Position: Teacher and Educational Leader
Qualifications: Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Teaching, Masters of Education.
Since graduating in 1979 l have taken every opportunity to further my learning and qualifications. I have studied internationally as the recipient of several professional awards and grants. I continue to feel committed and enthusiastic and ensure that the children I teach will be nurtured, feel respect, reach their potential and are valued and cared for every day. I find children interesting and observing them explore the world, for me, is one of the most exciting things.
Early learning experiences are crucial factors for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and I take seriously my role and influence during their time with me. I want experiences and activities to be relevant, build curiosity, be interactive, creative and engaging. I want the classroom climate to reflect my positive attitude and create a family of learners working together with joy and wonder. I want children to spend more time making choices than following directions, I want them to see the possible, to embrace the challenge, to accept the risk and to solve the problem.
Away from preschool, I have helped raise 4 sons and any spare time will see me fossicking through shops (antique, vintage, opportunity and book) or sitting in a darkened room watching ‘film noir’ movies with subtitles.