I have been working in a primary school setting in Queensland since 2000. Prior to this I worked for 10 years in a number of public servant positions in HR and finance across several departments. During this time I completed a Bachelor of Arts.
Having my daughter in 1996 meant some pretty significant life changes work wise and I ended up back Uni in 1998/99 doing my Bachelor of Education (Primary). I worked for a few years in a classroom setting with Year 5-7 students before attaining a Head of Curriculum position. I completed a Graduate Certificate in Computer Education in 2006 which fitted in very nicely with the work I was doing in the ICT field at my school and supporting schools in our district. For the past 3-4 years I have been more Acting Deputy than HOC which has provided a bit of perspective on my career focus from here. After some gentle prodding from family and friends about me finding a direction that made me happy in the afternoons I have stepped back into Curriculum and am loving it!
This year I am back to my 0.5 Head of Curriculum role and have been lucky enough to be placed in a 0.5 Teacher Librarian role at my school. So far this has been an interesting learning curve in itself.
Things became very clear over the first few weeks of school that this T/L area is an amazing match with Curriculum Management – I have wanted to do my Masters for a number of years but didn’t really know what my area would be – and here was the opportunity being handed to me. So I find myself enrolled and blogging…..