I started work at Collegiate in January 2020 – what a challenging year to start a new job! The fantastic parent community and resilient team of educators and teachers have made my working life at Collegiate a joy.
I have been working in early education and care for 24 years in a variety of roles and learning all the time. I hold my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management. My steepest learning curve came in the Northern Territory. I worked for the Catholic Education Office in leadership positions at a number of schools across Darwin. The challenges faced in providing remote early learning was beyond anything I could have experienced here in Hobart and I am forever thankful for my unplanned employment in the sector there.
We have been back in Hobart for nearly 10 years – we wanted to be with family and friends and for our three children to attend school in Hobart. Now a family of teens, a tween and a dog named Luna; the fun really begins!