Sarah's Resume

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I am passionate about people and information and decided that becoming a developer would be an incredible way to understand the connection between and within both. Computer **technology has become embedded into so many industries I have been a part of education, ecommerce or science research. In being able to understand how programming works I hope to be able to work in this industry in a meaningful and progressive way to help the community to access information to make better decisions about education, economic and environmental choices in their lives. Although most of my roles have required me to work independently, they have made me very focused on delivering results and being accountable for my time. My work has required me to work as part of a team and to bring out the best in people for a good result.

I have extensive experience presenting to an extensive variety of audiences and very capably prepare and deliver effective presentations and lessons. As part of my Master’s work, I had to communicate with the wider public through various talks and public forums. My position as a lab technician at the Invetech Research and Development required dealing with a lot of software. After the completion of a series of MS Access database courses I was able to create a database driven test system. This was exported to various third parties worldwide that used the hardware system under development. I continued to utilise my computer skills in my thesis work, both in consolidating and analysing data, researching via the Internet and writing the actual thesis. I have also successfully managed a research biohazard laboratory which required sharp judgment skills in order to maintain an effective and safe working environment. This included maintaining OH&S standards as well as ISO 9000 standards, ordering reagents and maintaining equipment.


Professional Experience

2017-2021 - Collingwood College - Secondary Science Teacher

  • My understanding of current education models and the curriculum framework in Victoria and Australia gives me a great base to incorporate my own creative ideas into various learning disciplines.
  • I have provided an engaging and yet challenging science classroom for all learner types. My experience as a Steiner teacher combine with the MYP inquiry based education has enabled me to experience a wide spectrum of learning frameworks both of which have many common elements.

  • I have good experience in allowing people to link experiences, emotions and passion around learning the facts of a concept to lead to further learning outcomes. |

2014-2017 - Preshil

Science Teacher

  • Curriculum development and teaching science underpinned using the International Baccalaureate MYP inquiry based framework for year 7-10 science. VCE Biology and Chemistry, IB Diploma program curriculum planning for environmental science (ESS).

  • Planned excursions and supported staff on school camps. Worked with colleagues to develop policies such as for academic honesty. Wrote articles for school newsletter to update the community on the science departments current learning focus.

  • Regular use of ICT outside and within the classroom such as google classroom, powerpoint, compass, rubicon and managebac.

Laboratory Technician

  • Development of risk assessment, resource sharing management between support and teaching staff, laboratory audits,and MSDS database development and maintenance.

2013 Presenter Babes In Arms

  • Presenter for Melbourne Expos for ergo carriers. Communicating to a wide variety of people.

2010-2012 Sophia Mundi Science and Math Teacher

  • Teaching and development of science and math Steiner main lessons for Classes 7- 10. Teaching mathematics, bike education and science for class 7/8.

2009 Science Teacher Intern Wesley College

Assisting teacher and laboratory technicians in the senior science school. Development of a student database for science learning outcomes and results.

2003-2008 Masters Research Monash Water Studies Centre

Scholarship/bursary funded by Department of Sustainability and Environment to research “ Effect of Bushfires on Receiving Waters, Eastern Victoria”

2007-2009 Laboratory Technician Water Studies Centre Monash University

The testing of water samples using FIA, AAS, TSS and other water quality methodology and reporting of results.

Sourced and supplied audio-visual equipment for exhibits: Sidney Nolan: Antarctic Journey and The house on the hill:A portrait of Chancellor & Patrick’s McCraith House, Dromana, 1955

2000-2003 Laboratory Research Technician Invetech Vision Systems Australia

The coordination of a research laboratory assessing early prototype instruments Duties: ensuring quality control of data, laboratory stock, design and management of the laboratory database, reporting of results

1996-2003 Science Presenter (casual) Monash Science Centre

Being a ‘Scientists in the School’ running student based chemistry programs for 6-12 year olds to supplement the primary school science curriculum. Development and presentation of chemistry programs.

1996-2000 Swimming Instructor (casual) Frankston City Council

Swimming Teacher for children and adults.

2000 Process Chemist Henkel Australia P/L

Graduate position in industrial chemistry and sales, on site vendor based at Ford Motor Company. Daily reports for Ford motor company paint facility, monitoring phosphate facility, stock control, monitoring of small phosphate facilities for other automotive facilities, sales


2021 Le Wagon Full Stack Boot Camp

2009 Graduate Diploma of Education Monash University

  • Specialisms: P-12 Chemistry, Biology, General Science and Years 7-9 Mathematics

2003-2008 Master of Science (Chemistry) Monash University

  • Title: Effect of Bushfires on Receiving Waters, Eastern Victoria.
  • Specific Achievements: Presentations at several Fire Forums coordinated by DSE and have produced two key interim reports. Data collection using a wide variety of sources including: Vic Water Data Database. 14 Field trips: sample collection and analysis. Working with a number of stakeholders including DSE, GMW, CMAs, Water Authorities and sampling contractors. By research: 100%

1996-1999 Bachelor of Science Monash University

-Major in chemistry and biological sciences


  • Highly proficient in using MS Office Suite programs particularly in MS Access database development. Active Twitter and Blogger with an overall high level of computer and internet literacy.


2010-Current Victoria Institute of Teaching 2009-2011 Science Teachers Association of Victoria 2006-Current Fairfield Canoe Club 2007-2012 Carnegie and Caulfield Cycling Club


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  • 2017 River Detective Pilot Program School Leader Collingwood College
  • 2020- Wilderness First Aid Level 2 Training
  • 2017 Safe Schools Training, Anaphylaxis training, Protecting Children – Mandatory Reporting and Other Obligations
  • 2016/2017 International Baccalaureate Training MYP Cat 2 Science, MYP Cat 2 ATL Skills, DP Cat 1 Biology, DP Cat 1 ESS, DP Cat 2 CAS
  • 2016-current Coach for Collingwood All Stars U11 Girls Basketball team
  • 2015/2016 Backstage runner for Melbourne School Classical Dance annual performance.
  • 2010-Current Level 2 First Aid
  • 2010-Current Annual STAV Science Teacher conference attendee
  • 2010 Bike Education Certificate
  • 2009 Waterwatch Training
  • 2004-2020 Australian Breastfeeding Association Counsellor
  • 2008- 2009 Taraleigh Steiner Preschool Garden Coordinator
  • 2007- Current Road Cycling: completed the 2009 Alpine Classic 140k and regular participant in road cycling races
  • 2002 Bronze Medal, Canoe Polo World Championships, Essen Germany
  • 2001 MS Access Training Course
  • 1994-1999 Flat water Kayaking Murray Marathon Paddler, schools relay and full distance TK1 and TK2
  • 1990-Current Basketball and Netball (School colours for both in 1995), premier level at Jells Park (2008) for netball
  • 1999 Monash Bushwalking Club Social Secretary
  • 1999 Winner Winter Classic Multisport mixed marathon pair full distance
  • 1992-1995 Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards Gold Silver and Bronze