First and foremost, I have a passion for learning, and an unwavering ambition towards providing a positive, challenging and inspiring educational experience for all students. Furthermore, I believe in working together to inspire teachers to make a difference, and help them appreciate the significant influence they have in equipping their students with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.
As a life long learner, I have developed my own skills as an educator and leader through ongoing professional development, membership in various educational associations and further education including the completion of my Masters in Education. This qualification stems from a commitment to constructivist teaching and learning and higher order thinking practices. Furthermore, I am dedicated towards the development of a 21st Century learning community, where all stakeholders are empowered to be a positive influence on student learning.
Beginning my teaching career in 2003 as a classroom teacher at St. Christopher’s Primary School, I have dedicated my time towards providing my students with the opportunity to develop their skills as 21st Century digital learners. I have strived to help develop a community where we work in a collaborative relationship to create an inclusive culture where innovation, risk taking and shared ownership are promoted and valued.
In 2009, I became the Learning and Teaching Coordinator at St. Thomas More Primary School. I have been responsible for the transition towards the integration of high quality ICT tools within the curriculum to engage and personalise student learning.
In 2009, I was accepted as a member of the ’Apple Distinguished Educator’ program. The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program is a relationship program focused on educational excellence and leadership. ADEs are members of a select group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership.
I am currently the Deputy Principal at St. Thomas More Primary, continuing with my role of Learning and Teaching Coordinator. It is my current goal to continue to enhance teachers’ capacity to provide our students with the opportunity to use technology to communicate, collaborate and create their own success.
As an educator I am constantly learning. I am constantly being surrounded by educational innovators who simply love what they do for the benefit of the children they teach. I love learning from them and hope that this blog can help teachers seek out new ideas and inspirations.
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I also have another blog titled www.happyellaafter.com – please visit here to learn about our adventures as I learn how to be a Mum with my baby girl!
You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org