Jenny has been central to the development of the Secondary School at Cornerstone, being one of the very first teachers back in 1992 when the high-school commenced. Prior to being at Cornerstone, Jenny taught at Busselton Senior High School and is still warmly recognised by past students.
Jenny holds a Diploma in Education and an Associateship in Home Economics. She studied at what is now known as Curtin University, and can claim to have over 30 years of teaching experience behind her.
Jenny is the most gentle and humble of people and is deeply respected within the College community as a great educator, but also of radiating a beautiful character that touches the lives of those she encounters.
Rather than being tired from the years she has spent in the classroom, Jenny is as passionate as ever about her chosen career, and her love for her students only grows. She is regarded as a people person, who loves the kids she teaches and absolutely delights in being able to positively influence them. ‘It is such a privilege and honour to be a part of a student’s life and that is something I just love’, she said.
Jenny has taught in a number of fields over the years but has spent a lot of time in Home Economics and Geography. Currently she is responsible for teaching Year 8 English at the College.
Jenny’s love for her job is obvious, and she lights up with a smile when talking about her classes and the students within them. ‘I am amazed at the opportunity I have to watch a child develop expression in writing. I love seeing them being able to express themselves, both in written form as well as orally.’
Whilst the techniques of great writing are central to Jenny’s classes, she particularly enjoys seeing her students leaning life-skills and developing in how they communicate. She said; ‘It’s so exciting to see them confident in expressing their passions. I love it when they can stand up for what is right’.
The relationship she has developed with students has often continued beyond the classroom, and she has had the privilege of being part of significant life celebrations of past students. Additionally, Jenny finds it very humbling to hear of the positive impact she has been able to make. ‘It particularly amazes me when a student can tell me years later that they still utilise skills and knowledge that they learnt in my classes. ‘
‘This has been an amazing journey’, she said. ‘I have such fond memories of students throughout the years and am often amazed at the privilege I have had to be part of their lives.’