I remember as a child people commenting that I was a 'born teacher'. I always knew that this was what I wanted to be when I grew up. My years in the classroom have only confirmed and developed this passion. I am happiest when I am teaching. The topic doesn't matter, it's all about the empowerment that is going on in the learner. I love that feeling I get when I understand something. This is what I want for my students, no matter their age, gender or nationality. As I have progressed in my career I have moved from teaching in schools to post schooling contexts. My work predominantly involves educating adults, those learning about how they might teach and those teachers who want to continue to grow in their skills and abilities in their classrooms. I especially love the opportunities I have to work with teachers overseas.
B. Ed at Griffith University
M. Ed Deakin Unversity
M. International Relations and Community Development Deakin University
CQUniversity - Sessional Lecturer Noosa Campus 2012-1015
CQUniversity - Lecturer Education on the Cairns campus 2016 - current
Cairns Campus Star Award 2016
Cairns Campus Most Collegial Award 2019
2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching
Pine Rivers High - Teacher designing programs for students on the ASD spectrum and other identified learning needs.
Caloundra Christian College - Teacher of English, Drama, Art and SOSE
HOD Humanities and English
Cairns Campus Coordinator for Education
Lecturer on Cairns campus for B.Ed - Primary and Early Childhood
Supporting all Distance students of Education in the Cairns footprint
Supervision of RhD students
Head of Course Diploma of Secondary School Teaching
Cross cultural International Teacher Professional Development
The growth and development of three children - currently all teenagers.
On going involvement in teacher development in Nepal and other Asian countries
Research with Education Queensland to design a framework of Global Competence for teachers implementation in Queensland schools.
Editorial team member for the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Consultant on the Department of Education International's Pilot Global Competence program 2020.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Specialist Studies in Education - Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Teachers' interpretation of Global Competence
Specialist Studies in Education - Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Teacher's response to educational reform