In 2016 I graduated from Flinders University with a Master of Teaching (Primary) being awarded the Chancellor’s commendation for my achievements. I previously studied Criminology and Management receiving the Excellence in Academic Achievement Award for my graduating year. I worked for a number of years with the South Australian Police, as a Project Officer across a broad range of areas including Strategic Management, researching national and international policing practices, developing and implementing police programs and working in collaboration with the Attorney Generals Department and non-Government agencies to address justice issues.
Following the birth of my two children I was inspired to pursue teaching as a result of experience with my children’s commencement with formal education. I quickly identified the importance for educators to be able to effectively meet the diverse needs of learners, and knew I wanted to make a difference to the lives of children. Lucky for me, I have been granted the incredible opportunity to work with young minds having taught in a number of schools in the Southern area of Adelaide; including special needs classes, one on one high-level support and at Dara School since its inception.
At the heart of my passion for Gifted Education is my belief that each child is unique and deserves to be nurtured and challenged in meaningful and authentic ways in order to flourish academically, socially and emotionally.