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Education Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary Education), Monash University, 2009   High Distinction grade point average Dux of 2009

Master of Education (Research), Monash University 2009  Distinction.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Science), RMIT 1993

Grad. Dip. Ed. Placement 2009

Osborne Primary School, Prep, 25 days current  Planning and solely delivering lessons Day 2 to current Kingsley Park Primary School, Grade 4, 25 days including:  Activity leader on camp (Day 5 and 6)  Planning and delivering lessons for full day (Day 8 to Day 25)


First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ) Bronze Medallion Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (includes Defibrillation and suction techniques) Level 1 Basketball Coach

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Classroom Teacher, Mount Eliza Secondary College January 2014 to current. Year 7 and 8 Real Time Learning - Utilising Expansive Education Model Classroom Teacher, Mount Martha Primary School January 2010 to December 2013 Year 4 2010 and 2011 Year 6 2012 and 2013 Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University, 2003 to 2008, aquatic pedagogy and practice. AUSTSWIM Consultant and Trainer and Assessor, AUSTSWIM Victoria, since 1998. Developed Presenter Kit. Recreation Project Officer, Baw Baw Shire Council, March 2005 to November 2006. Research Assistant, Monash University, Faculty of Education, July 2002 to February 2005. Leisure Facility Development Coordinator, Victorian YMCA, April to October 2001. Aquatic Programs Director, YMCA of Manningham, Aquarena, 1995 to 2000  Quality Assurance Secondment (1 day per week) to State YMCA, from the YMCA of Manningham, July 1998 to June 1999 Recreation Officer Secondment Puckapunyal, from the YMCA of Manningham, July 1999 to September 1999 (inclusive)

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Professional Development

Kids Matter Training (in school staff PD) throughout 2013 DEECD - Protecting the Safety of Children and Young People, Mandatory Reporting (Professional Learning Module) November 2013 Teach Meet Melbourne October 2013 Kingswood Primary School - IGNITE, INNOVATE, INTEGRATE ICT CONFERENCE August 2013 AEU - iPads in the classroom 2012 Professor Kieran Egan - Engaging the emotions and imaginations of learners 2012 Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning and Employment Network - Transition to Secondary School November 2012 Chris Killey - Spelling and Grammar Magic 2011 / 2012 Nadia Walker - Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years 2011 / 2012 DEECD - Discrimination and Harassment January 2011 Rob Vingerhoets - Four Processes 2011 Deb Sukarna - Comprehension and Strategies for reading fiction 2011 Bike Ed Training September 2010 Water LiLi, South East Water, 6 May 2010 Graduate Teacher PD, Monash University, 15 April 2010 VIT Provisional Teacher Workshop, 11 March 2010 Positive Partnerships, Online Learning Modules, An introduction to Autism, started on 28 February 2010, 66% completed

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Professional Development Continued…

Planning an integrated unit P-6, Debbie Sukarna, 20 February 2010 Studas Researchers, Monash University, 23 February 2010 Graduate Teacher Literacy & Numeracy Professional Learning, 18 - 21 January 2010 Melbourne Zoo: Teacher Workshop 2009 Melbourne Water: Water Watch Teacher Workshop 2009 Royal Botanical Gardens: Teacher Workshop 2009 Arts2Go Workshop: Incorporating the arts into the school curriculum 2009 Landlearn: Working in the Garden 2009

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Volunteer / Community Work

President, Mt Martha Basketball Club 2010 to current Committee of Management Mornington District Basketball Association 2012 Breakers Sub-Committee (Mornington District Basketball Association) 2012 Coach of Breakers Representative Teams U14 Girls (2011 - 2012), U12 Boys (2012 - 2013), U14 Boys (2013 current) Association Representative for Mt Martha Basketball Club, (Mornington District Basketball Association) 2010 & 2011 Domestic Sub-Committee, Mornington District Basketball Association 2010 & 2011 School Council Parent Representative, Mt Martha Primary School, 2009 Chief Instructor, Mt Martha Life Saving Club 2008 - 2011 Teacher Assistant, Mount Martha PS, 2008, 2 days per week, Grade 1/2 and 6, Term 4, 2008 Coach of Mount Martha Basketball Teams 2007 - current Secretary, Balcombe Preschool, 2007 President, Warragul Community Preschool, 2005


O’Connor, D. (2009) Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety: Presenter Kit. AUSTSWIM Ltd. O’Connor, D. (2009) Not Waving Drowning: Exploring perceptions of AUSTSWIM teachers of swimming and water safety. Unpublished masters thesis, Monash University. O’Connor, D and O’Connor, J (2006) Is the behaviour related to your teaching. Aqualife. October, p20-21.