After forging my way through a Computer Science degree as one of only two girls, I enjoyed a 15-year career as a programmer and IT project manager, working in Perth and London for a variety of organisations, both commercial and government. I then had a career change to Primary Teaching to try and give something back. As a primary Digital Technologies specialist teacher in a small inner-city school, I have taught Digital Technologies to students from Pre-Primary to Year 6. I’m also a committee member for the Educational Computing Association of WA, and am a co-founder of the Perth chapter of the Girls Programming Network. I'm fiercely passionate about Technology and Computing and actively encourage girls to study Computer Science. I try to leverage my commercial IT knowledge to use innovative practices and tools to encourage and support students of all ages and abilities to become competitive 21st-century learners.