I have been on school leadership teams for 13 years. I wrote the student sport section for Stars and Stripes. I built schools in Africa. I worked with HIV positive families in Tanzania. I led community programs to pick up trash in Adelaide. I donate money every month to the Concordia Fund for Community Outreach.
To act with empathy, caring for our children, communities and the world. I am kind and thoughtful. I take risks and learn from failure; I am resilient.
I am patient. I am adaptable. I can teach every age from 3 to 20. I communicate well and build relationships. I have high Social Emotional Intelligence.
Concordia International School Shanghai
Currently Early Childhood Specialist Music and Movement Teacher (Pre-school to Kindergarten) (I started this position in 2018)
Elementary PE Teacher 2017-2018
Small Business Director (2013-2017)
January 2009- December 2012
Director of Boarding
International Student Coordinator
ESL (Year 11 and 12)
January 2005-December 2007
Director of Teaching and Learning (Middle School)
Physical Education, Humanities and English (Middle School)
Families Support Services
Department for Child Protection
Sex Education Consultant and Educator
Mount Carmel College
Physical Education (Secondary- Year 12), Mathematics (Middle
School) and Lifeskills (Health)
International School Moshi
August 1998- June 2002
Head of Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Stables
Teaching load: PE, English and Lifeskills (Year 6-12)
Seoul International School
August 1992- June 1998
Director of Athletics and Activities
Teaching load: PE (PS-12), English, Social Studies and Humanities
(6-10) and Health (Year 6-12)
January 1991-June 1992
Educational Officer, Injury Management Trainer
Peterborough High School
Physical Education (Secondary), English (to year 12) and History
Saint Peter ’s Girls’ School
Physical Education (K-7) and History (to year 12)
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Education
Majoring in Physical Education and English
Varsity Swim Coach (2017-2022)
Varsity Boys’ Volleyball
Varsity Girls’ Volleyball
Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis
USA Swim Coach Certificate
Australian AUSSWIM Certificate
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certificate
I have been on school leadership teams for 13 years. I wrote the
student sport section for Stars and Stripes. I built schools in
Africa. I worked with HIV positive families in Tanzania. I led
community programs to pick up trash in Adelaide. I donate
money every month to the Concordia Fund for Community
Director of Boarding ~ Seymour College
As Director of Boarding, I adopted a leadership and management style that was ‘hands on’ and which established a physical presence in the boarding house. I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and was accessible to all members of the boarding community; boarding students, the parents, the Principal, appropriate members of the Leadership Team, Heads of House/Faculty, tutors/classroom teachers and the boarding house staff. I was ultimately responsible for all operational and welfare requirements of the staff and the 110 girls within the boarding house.
International Student Coordinator ~ Scotch College
I played a critical role in influencing the quality of the International Program and ensuring that students who participated in it had a satisfying and high-quality experience that was shared by their families, school and local communities. I provided pastoral care and support to international students within the School Community, and the Scotch Boarding House. I was a key liaison between international students, families, homestay providers and Scotch staff. I organized correct visas and government forms. I also taught year 11
and 12 ESL.
Director of Teaching and Learning Middle School ~ Trinity College
Reporting to the Principal, my role was to support, hold accountable, develop and lead a team of teachers and support staff, in the Middle School (Year 6-8), to ensure high standards of teaching and learning (including innovative practice) and the wellbeing of students and staff. It was my responsibility to contribute to the strategic development of the College by implementing whole school new initiatives, and monitoring and reporting on key outcomes. It was also my responsibility to collect, analyse and report on NAPLAN (Australia-wide testing) results. Trinity College is the biggest school in Australia, boasting more than 2500 students.
Head of PE and Health (whole school) and Stables ~ International School Moshi
It was my role to teach Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, to all grade levels from Year 5 – IB2 (Year 12). I led multi disciplinary teams to achieve effective student learning outcomes and led the ongoing development of a comprehensive school sporting program. I worked collaboratively with the leadership team to lead, manage and implement whole school improvement processes and initiatives that addressed school and faculty priorities. I demonstrated I could lead the development and implementation of innovative, high-quality teaching and learning programs across the school which were differentiated and supported the learning of all students. I also ran the stables, where we had 10 horses and a full-time riding school. I was the staff elected representative on the school leadership team.
Director of Athletics and Activities ~ Seoul International School
The job of Director of Athletics and Activities at SIS was done for the purpose/s of directing all aspects of the athletics program for the Varsity program; and managing the entire activities program K-12 (called Boosters); managing a second tier Athletics program feeding into Varsity and Junior Varsity; hiring coaching staff; ordering equipment for teams; managing a budget; promoting events, matches and meets; coordinating with operations directors; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the school leadership team.