Amelia's decision to study a Master of Teaching degree came at a pivotal time in her life. Prior to that, she was pursuing a different career in the arts industry in South Australia, working in the areas of marketing, public relations and youth arts, after completing a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide.
After working in the arts industry for several years, Amelia decided to return to study to become a teacher.
"I wanted to make a difference to our world and I felt I could do this through supporting children’s learning and development," says Amelia.
"My decision to study teaching coincided with an unexpected move to Perth. My husband and I moved to Perth hardly knowing the city, or anyone who lived in it. However, I immediately felt welcomed into the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Australia. I felt like I was part of a community that supported learning, growth and innovation."
"I really enjoyed studying my Master of Teaching at UWA. I found the course to be relevant, stimulating and challenging. I enjoyed meeting like-minded individuals who shared my goal of supporting children on their path of lifelong learning. However, the thing that stood out for me the most, was the incredible staff I was able to learn from and work with as part of my studies. I am proud to have graduated from the University of Western Australia and now I’m thrilled to be working as a Junior School Teacher at All Saints’ College, surrounded by a team of inspiring and committed teachers."
Amelia is a Graduate Master of Teaching Primary and 2015 recipient of Fogarty Foundation Success Through Educational Excellence Master of Teaching Prize for Excellence in Primary Pre-Service Teacher Education; recipient of 2015 Thomas Sten Prize in Education and 2015 recipient Cecil Andrews Prize in Education.
Amelia is a primary school teacher at All Saints' College.
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