2011 NSW Premiers Teacher Scholarship
2010 Lithgow High Visual Arts faculty was presented with the William Dobel award for excellence in Visual Arts teaching.
Professional and Related Experience
Department of Education:
2005-2014 Permanent Appointment Lithgow High School. Visual Arts/ Filmmaking.
2001- 2005 Mobile appointment to Broken Hill High School Visual Arts,Video /Media studies Broken Hill NSW.
Co-ordinator and Distance Education supervisor Independent Learning Center, Broken Hill High School, NSW.
Coordinator: Links To Learning Program, a Literacy Program aimed at Indigenous students at risk of leaving.
Facilitator I movie and online learning: A pilot program for NSWDET curriculum development Far West NSW developing filmmaking resources for student learning.
Additional Activities/ employment.
Western Institute of TAFE Broken Hill; Teacher in Painting, Drawing and Photoshop Media.
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery; Vice President, The Arts Advisory Board.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Film reviewer 999ABC Local radio.
- The Sky is the Roof of Our Classroom School of the Air, DVD 15min
- The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Story, DVD 8min
- Kenneth Slessor’s The Night Ride, Highly Commended: Robin Anderson Film Awards, 2004, 8min
- REGEN Television commercial 30sec, 15sec BKN7
1998-00 Secondary School Teacher: registered and employed as a casual teacher in Visual Arts 7-12 Senior Photography, 1 unit and 2 unit Preliminary and HSC Photography courses. Employed in the Riverina and Penrith districts.
1998 Assistant English Language Teacher, Cillacap English School Central Java Indonesia. Duties included: Examination supervision and language tuition to both adults and children.
1998 Art Teacher, Kingston community school of art, Kingston Ontario Canada.
1997 Tutor, Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW. Duties included: working with First and graduating Third year painting students.
1997 Department of Sport and Recreation, Counselor/Supervisor at the Jindabyne Winter Sports Academy. Duties included: day-to-day supervision of students during activities and assisting the snowboard instructor during instruction.
1994-96 The Shepard Gallery, Whistler, BC, Canada. Duties included: day-to-day running of the gallery, liaising with clients, curating exhibitions, negotiating commissions, sales, promotion and education.
1994 Art Director, Camp Watitoh, Becket Massachusetts, USA. Duties included: coordinating the curriculum for an 8-week camp program and teaching a full time arts program to 190 children ranging from 7 to 16 years of age. Also worked as a set designer and painter for three of the camps theatre productions.
1993 Tutor. Panania Skill share, Panania NSW. Duties included: teaching screen-printing as part of a preparatory program for the long-term unemployed.
Tutor,Bankstown TAFE, Associate Diploma Course in Child Studies.
1992-93 Co-Founder, AKA Studios, Sydney NSW. Duties included; coordinating Artist run collective comprising studio, exhibition spaces and residential facilities.
1990-91 Tutor, LINC TV Lismore, NSW Duties included;Teaching procedures and equipment use to volunteers at the Community Television Station.
Gallery Assistant. Access Contemporary Artspace UNENR