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Amy McDermott

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Western Australia

State: WA

Position: Amy is currently a Primary School Teacher. In 2017 she is embarking on studying a Master of Studies at UWA with a combined focus on education and public policy.

Amy McDermott

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Western Australia

State: WA

Position: Amy is currently a Primary School Teacher. In 2017 she is embarking on studying a Master of Studies at UWA with a combined focus on education and public policy.

Biography

Amy is a passionate and engaged learner and educator, in both formal primary school education and in the school of life. She has a vision that every child in Australia is the beneficiary of a high standard, holistic, values inclusive education delivered by passionate high calibre educators. She wants to be proactively involved in ensuring this is delivered.

 

Amy graduated with a Master of Studies, specialising in Educational Leadership and Public Policy, from UWA in 2019. She is now working for a social enterprise in Perth that provides life long learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders, that translates research into action with the goal of improving outcomes for all students (https://teach-well.com.au/).

 

Outside the classroom and her career, Amy can be found engaging in all manner of personal activities. This includes volunteering as a facilitator in youth leadership programs, volunteering in educational projects in Australia and overseas, local and overseas travel. She participates in most sports known to man, socialising with family and friends at home or at music and comedy shows. She drives many mad with her endless energy, drive and enthusiasm, apart from her dog, Ferris Bueller, who thrives on this.

Skills & Expertise

  • Education (specifically Primary Education)
  • Educational Policy (Particularly at the Early Childhood, Primary & Secondary Level)
  • Facilitation of Group Workshops
  • Public Speaking
  • Using Coaching as a Change Management Tool

Becoming a scholar

Scholarship enquiries and updates

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