Doctor of Philosophy (Media, Culture & Creative Arts) (Performance Studies), Curtin University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts Honours First Class (Performance Studies), Curtin University of Technology
Bachelor of Education (Senior & Middle Schooling) (Music & Theatre Studies), The University of Southern Queensland
Why are you involved with Montessori Education?
I am drawn to Montessori education because I find the pedagogical approach is similar to the style of learning I undertook in my doctoral studies. I come from a mainstream background, and during my Honours year and PhD I was challenged to unlearn the usual ways of being at university, and relearn self-directed autonomous project learning via research. I’m am excited by the notion of approaching the learning of our young community in a similar way.
What year did you commence at Montessori International College?
How would you describe what you do?
I develop and deliver creative arts experiences for young people from early years through to senior phase. I hope to create a learning environment where our young people are excited by and engage with artistic practices. MIC young people are encouraged to make the performing arts a meaningful part of their lives at school and beyond. At present, I teach a combination of music and drama across the whole school.
What’s your favourite thing about your role?
I am most passionate about theatre practice, so the opportunity to teach drama and create dramatic work with the students is my favourite part of the role. I am especially happy when students tell me they enjoyed their lesson. That’s a fantastic feeling.