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Ashleigh Farry

8 Deepdale Grove Mooroolbark Victoria 3138


M: 0404 710 913 E: ashleighfarry@hotmail.com
missashleighfarry.weebly.com
PERSONAL PROFILE
Motivated and passionate Secondary School Teacher with broad life experience. Recently teaching English at
Vermont Secondary College during term 3 of 2015. With an outstanding record of enthusiasm and commitment
within a retail working environment & educational volunteer projects, has highly developed interpersonal
skills, with a talent for building and maintaining relationships. Uses Restorative Practice to enable all students
to successfully self-regulate behaviour which contributes to the improvement of learning outcomes.
EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF ARTS & EDUCATION*
Major: Literature Minor: Humanities

Deakin University, Burwood Campus


*Graduated with Distinction in 2014

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Teacher of English at Vermont Secondary College Term 3 2015 - year 8, 9 and 10 classes.
Casual Relief Teacher- gaining experience in both the primary and secondary setting of education.

Volunteer Educator to Cambodia in November 2014 for the New Hope Foundation, a not-for-profit
organisation playing a vital role in assisting community with teaching English, morals, maths and
Computer skills and providing support to Khmer Teachers

Currently a supervising sales assistant at Priceline, Chirnside Park. Cash handling, customer service,
teaching new staff members and managing staff duties.

Performs English Tuition for current VCE students from Mount Lilydale Mercy College and Norwood
Secondary College after initial personal recommendation from former English Teacher

Volunteer for the Quicker & Smarter Literacy Program for Year 9s at Wantirna College in 2014.
Assisting the development of low level literacy students to improve their results for NAPLAN and
further education.

Selected to participate in Deakin University Study Tour to USA for Literature & Humanities in 2013,
focusing on the American Dream.

Volunteer Host Coordinator at Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Inducting new students to the
features of the physical university environment during tours, 2012-13

Receptionist at the PAS Group, managing clientele appointments and phone call inquiries

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KEY STRENGTHS

Strong attention to detail in all


correspondence, reports & teacher resources

Flexible, team-oriented individual who gives


concise and clear instruction

Exceptional interpersonal skills with


outstanding ability to establish and maintain
strong relationships

Able to make calm, sound & logical decisions


Use of patience, courtesy & resolve to find
suitable solutions when dealing with conflicts

Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise


Embracing changes in technology where
colleagues & students can use the new
technology successfully
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Advanced computer and internet literacy &


subject knowledge (English & Humanities)

Understands the significance of effective


teamwork, working together to achieve
quality academic service

Comprehensive written recording &


organisational abilities

Outstanding capability to establish and


maintain strong relationships with
administrative staff, other teaching & support
staff, students and families

Encouraging active involvement,


commitment, consultation, accountability &
participative decision-making

2011-2014- Placement Teacher: Wantirna College in 2014, and Mt Waverley Secondary College, Mooroolbark
College and Ruskin Park Primary School in previous years
2015- Emergency Relief Teacher: Aquinas College, Yarra Hills Secondary College, SPJE Primary School
Mitcham Primary School and Livingstone Primary School
2015- English Teacher at Vermont Secondary College- Term 3 contract teaching Year 8, 9 and 10 English
Professionally plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
in Literacy, English, Geography, History and Senior Primary school curriculum
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
Prepare classroom for class activities and use relevant technology to support instruction
Observe and evaluate student's performance and development
Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
Consistently provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
Accurately identify & select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying
needs, catering for individual differences
Carefully instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
Provide proper feedback on work after assessments have been marked
Listened carefully to supervising teacher/mentor about the following: successful teaching and classroom
management strategies, follow-up resources, feedback ideas, and general teaching
Recording of observations for later reflection and possible action
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Participated in Staff Meetings, School Excursions and Parent Teacher Interviews


CERTIFICATES & REGISTRATIONS
Provisional VIT Registration- 397798 (expires September 2016)
HTLAID001- Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HTLTAID003- Provide First Aid
National Police Check
Full Victorian Drivers Licence
Certificate 3 and 4 in Retail Sales
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2015- Vermont Secondary College- Introduction to Restorative Practices by David Vinnegrad
2014- When Teaching Effectiveness meets Student Effectiveness
Internal Deakin Course
2014- DUECon Professional Development Weekend Deakin on campus involving the following:

Social Media
Differentiophobia
Inquiry Learning
Child Protection

Tackling Bullying
Critical and creative
learning

Building a better
portfolio
Working Conditions

2014- Online Deakin Course- Diversity Education


INTERESTS
Reading & Writing
Happiness and Mindfulness Research
Travel: USA, Europe & Cambodia
REFEREES
Steven Dixon

Brooke Allison

Peter Kelly

Literacy Leader
Vermont Secondary
College

Geography Area Leader


Vermont Secondary
College

English Teacher
Wantirna College

98731077
0409 505 299
dixons@vermontsc.vic.edu.au

98731077
0432 899 717
allisonb@vermontsc.vic.edu.a
u

9801 9700
0418 143 183
kel@wantirnacollege.vic.edu.a
u

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