Meet Laura D'Rozario, Graduate Secondary Teacher
How long have you been at SCEA?
This is my first year with SCEA; I am currently teaching English at Ellenbrook Christian College.
What attracted you to SCEA?
I was fortunate enough to complete a teaching practicum at a SCEA school during my degree. I immediately identified with the positive, Christian ethos and was witness to innovative, curriculum-focused teaching. I saw how these practices motivated students to play a key role in their learning and realised that this was an environment in which I wanted to work.
What do you love most about working at SCEA?
It is a pleasure to work alongside such a friendly, dedicated community of educators who all share a clear, academic focus and a belief in igniting a life-long passion for learning in students.
What is the most rewarding thing about your role?
I enjoy being able to take a step back and allow the students to take the lead in a lesson with their discussion of concepts studied in class. It’s wonderful when they forget the teacher is there and I am able to watch their interactions with one another.
What puts a spring in your step?
When I leave class and hear students talking with one another about how much they have enjoyed one of my lessons. Intelligent questions or well-articulated arguments from my students also brighten my day!
What is your favourite part of the day & why?
I enjoy moments of the day when I get to interact and collaborate with staff from a variety of different departments across the school. I belong to a wonderful community and it’s always great to catch up and share experiences with other members of staff.