Having grown up on the Gold Coast, relocating to Adelaide to begin my teaching career was a daunting, but extremely rewarding, decision to make.
Experiencing the community at Prescott College has cemented my desire to mentor young people, and to ignite their desire to learn about life and relationships through the many stories we study in English.
I am also passionate about the relevance of English. Studying English enables students to communicate through speaking, listening, reading and writing. Communication is the expression of thought, and it’s important for the students I teach to be able to express their thoughts effectively.
In the technological age we live in, it almost appears as though the English language is being attacked. Just connect to the Internet and you will see a lack of coherent communication rife.
I don’t want the students I teach to add to this epidemic of illiteracy. The ability to communicate well is essential; it’s the gateway to success in the world. To simply be able to spell, structure a sentence, and use an extensive range of vocabulary opens doors for students. It is a privilege to be literate and not one I want my students to take for granted.