Interest

When not working, I indulge in my hobbies which include:

  • Travelling
  • Cricket
  • Reading
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Social Media
  • Surfing the net
  • Creating websites
  • Shopping
  • Socialising with my friends.

Summary

As a teacher, I am enthusiastic and truly passionate about working with children of all ages. I work hard and always give my very best. I have enthusiasm, show initiative, and have a willingness to keep learning to keep up with current best practices. I am respectful and professional, and also have a good sense of humour and optimism that has a positive influence in a team environment.

In addition to a Bachelor of Education (Primary) - where I received numerous awards in recognition of my theoretical and practical skills - I have also gained Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Computer Science that have enhanced my teaching practices mainly through the use of up to date ICT skills. I have developed classroom websites that have become effective online learning environments that complement classroom practices. I have gained two NEiTA nominations and a Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award.

I am also very strong and experienced in planning, delivering, assessing and evaluating effective programs in accordance with the WA Curriculum Framework. My referees will attest to this. My strengths lie in planning thematic programs where ICT and integration across learning areas is a main focus, and found that students are more likely to actively engage in theme work than in stand alone topics and thus perform better academically. 

As you will see from my Curriculum Vitae, I have developed a wide range of technical and practical skills including: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Well developed IT skills
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to teaching
  • Working collaboratively with other staff
  • Willing to be involved in all school events including extracurricular activities
  • Consistently improving my own learning and skills through PD

I have also gained all necessary qualifications to teach in Catholic institutions.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Classroom Teacher

St Paul's Primary School
  • Planning and delivering programs with a thematic approach in line with the National Curriculum
  • Planning and delivering lessons across all learning areas including ICT and Art
  • Assessment, evaluation and reporting according to curriculum documents
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Developing and implementing IEPs for ESL students
  • Design, development and maintenance of classroom & school website

I am qualified to teach K-7, but most of my experience has been teaching in the middle to upper primary year levels.

Apr 2003 - Present

Online Publicist

Team Epic / Brett Lee
  • Communicating with clients;
  • Planning and designing websites to client specifications;
  • Maintenance of their online presence with updates;
  • Continued analysis & review of websites to ensure that clients are receiving the latest and most appropriate services & technologies for their needs;
  • Dealing with business and fan enquiries;
  • Liaising with management team;
  • Monitoring press releases regarding client
Apr 2008 - Dec 2009

Talented and Gifted Students (TAGS) Coordinator

Kensington Primary School
  • Planning and delivering customised programs for gifted students
  • Assessment, evaluation and reporting
  • Collaboration with classroom teachers
  • Design, development and maintenance of classroom website

I liaise with classroom teachers on weekly basis to discuss the progress of their TAG students, as well as plan future teaching and learning experiences for them that will be beneficial and complement and enhance their classroom learning. Teachers have praised my ability to liaise with them and provide an enriched and extended curriculum for the students.

In my role as TAGS coordinator, the teaching and learning experiences are planned in advance and have links to the outcomes and standards as mandated in the Western Australian Curriculum Documents (including the Curriculum Framework, Progress Maps, Curriculum Guides, Scope and Sequence Syllabus). These plans are often proofed and approved by classroom teachers before they are implemented the following week. This allows me to plan not just the content knowledge, but also the teaching strategies and environment that will be most conducive for the lesson’s objectives. Classes therefore run smoothly and students’ time is used effectively thus maximising their learning.

Education

Education
Jan 2006 - Sep 2009

Bachelor of Education

Curtin University

Achievements

  • Police & Nurses Credit Society Medal for Excellence, Perseverance & Integrity
  • Vice Chancellor's List
  • Executive Dean's Award
  • Selected for Honours Program
  • Golden Key Society
  • Invitation to join the John Curtin Leadership Academy
Jan 2003 - Jul 2004

Diploma and Certificate IV in IT

TAFE
Jan 1998 - Nov 2001

Bachelor of Commerce

Murdoch University

Achievements

  • Vice Chancellor's Citation for Excellence
Jan 1998 - Nov 2001

Bachelor of Computer Science

Murdoch University

Achievements

  • Vice Chancellor's Citation for Excellence

Skills

Skills

Multimedia Software

Administration Skills

Fluent in Vietnamese

Web Design and Development

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015

Registered Teacher

Teaching Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)
Mar 2008 - Mar 2015

Australian Police Clearance

Catholic Education Office
Mar 2006 - Mar 2015

Working With Children Check

Government of Western Australia