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Objective

To lead a team that utilises my diverse skills in commerce and education in an environment that requires me to think outside the box and continue to learn. Preferably a role that fosters family  and giving back to the community.

Work History

Aug 2016Current

Education Partnership Manager

Coder Factory Academy

Developing and running the K-12 division of Coder Factory. Business development in the schools, university, corporate, government and not for profit sectors.  Networking and creating new business opportunities including multiple public schools, International Grammar School, Commonwealth Bank, Ernst and Young and Amazon. Developed, sold and running a new series of coding and maker space school holiday programs. Connecting teachers with key ESTEAM thoughtleaders including NSW Dept of Education Futures Learning Unit, CSIRO, Education Changemakers and Young Change Agents.

Jan 2005Current

HSIE Teacher

Waverley College and Bradfield Senior College

Taught Year 12 Business and Legal Studies, Year 10 Religion, Year 10 History, Year 9 Elective History and Year 7 History. Set up, developed and ran online 'fast-track' Business Studies course. Set up and ran  student Entrepreneurs Club. Liaising with industry to encourage greater connection between education and industry. Organised guest speakers including  entrepreneurs, business owners and politicians. Independently set up and ran extra-curricular HSC coaching.

Dec 1998Dec 2004

Media Strategist

Match Media, Young & Rubicam, Mitchell Media

Managed group billings of more than $20M for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Colgate and Universal Music.  Regularly involved in developing and delivering 'new business' pitches including successful bid for prestigious NSW Tourism account.

Education

Feb 2007Jun 2014

Master of Special Education

Macquarie University

Averaged distinction average >80% for entire course. Awarded Vice Chancellors commendation for post graduate coursework in 2014. Invited to join the Golden Key Society for top 15% of Macquarie graduates.

Jan 2009Dec 2009

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAFE NSW

 Assisted other staff in achieving the same accreditation

Feb 2004Dec 2004

Diploma of Education

University of NSW

Achieved high distinction average of >90%

Feb 1994Dec 1998

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

University of NSW

Achieved a degree with merit

Skills

Leadership 

Proven ability to motivate and manage people in corporate environment. Invited to join professional leadership Passion Incubator forum in May 2016.

Demonstrated thought leadership via LinkedIn and Twitter

Innovative, motivated and continually engaged in professional development

Constantly updating school programs and up-skilling in digital technology . Involved in developing and establishing an Entrepreneur's Club - networking with The Entourage, General Assembly, Initiate 48, Yummia, Jo Burston, Uber, Google, Blackbirdvc, VAMP, Commonwealth Bank (Innovation Lab), Data 61/NICTA and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Volunteered at the CeBIT conference in May 2016.  Completed online Digital Marketing Course, Introduction to Coding in 2016.

ICT Skills

Proven ability to research/implement best practice in the classroom and in extra-curricular programs including Google, Microsoft Office, Learning Management Systems (Canvas, MyEd App). Working knowledge of coding platforms Scratch, Stencyl and Ruby on Rails.

Excellent Communication Skills

Outstanding ability to relate to internal and external stakeholders. Excellent written and verbal skills.