What do you teach?
This year I am a Teaching and Learning Leader P-1. My role is to work with the teachers. I am also teaching in Year 1 and this term have been working in the STEAM portable with some Year 2, 3 and 4 classes.
Who was your favourite teacher and why?
One of my favourite teachers growing up was Mrs Zeman. She taught English. She was kind and always encouraged me when I needed to present to the class. Mrs Zeman was very tall and she always had a purple, blue or green streak in her hair.
What was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject at school was Physical Education.
What childhood activity do you wish you could do now?
I wish I could cartwheel.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
School holidays with my cousins. My brother and I would often stay with my Aunty Pam. Aunty Pam was a cool aunty. On her property, she had a pottery studio and often held pottery classes in the evenings. I loved being part of those classes and creating my own works of art.
What did you want to be when you were small?
I always wanted to be a teacher when I was growing up.
What was your first job?
My first job was working with my mum at Dominie Educational Supplies, selling prepacked booklists at schools during the summer holidays.
What’s your favourite thing about being a teacher?
Sharing my passion for learning! I love watching the students get excited about their learning and accomplishments. I have been known to shed a happy tear when a student achieves something they thought they couldn’t do.
What is your favourite dish from the cafeteria?
Vegetarian rice paper rolls
What book would you like to share with your students?
My favourite book to read with students is Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler. I love reading this book because of the fun we can have with the rhyme and rhythm of the story.
Which children’s movie do you still love today?
The Sound of Music and Annie
What school event are you most looking forward to this year?
The school production of Annie
Do you have any hobbies?
I love doing crafty things including needle felting. This year I want to learn how to crochet.
What do you do to keep fit?
This year I signed up to Sam Wood’s 28 Program.