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Sarah Priestley

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Sarah Priestley

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I'm an aspiring primary school teacher with a strong interest in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Before deciding to become a teacher, I worked for two years as a technology and strategy consultant. I also have multiple years' experience as a tutor for students of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds. I hope to use these experiences to help improve STEM education in the early years - a critical time for engaging students and building their confidence in these areas.

 

I'm also a passionate advocate for equity in education and would like to be a part of greater reform to ensure that all young Australians have the same educational opportunities to reach their personal and academic potential. Outside of my studies, you can find me singing in a women's pop choir, or heading down the coast with friends for fresh air and ocean swimming.

Skills & Expertise

  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Design thinking
  • Program management
  • Verbal and written communication

"I strongly believe that education is at the heart of our nation’s future well-being and prosperity. Given the major changes and challenges occurring in our world at present, I think it is vitally important that we provide young Australians with the right mix of skills to enable them to thrive in their adult lives."


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