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Staff Profile - Shae Williams

In this edition of Meet the Team we are speaking with Shae Williams, a member of our Prep Teaching Team. Shae moved to Hume Anglican Grammar at the beginning of 2022 and was fortunate enough to be one of the first five classroom teachers at our Kalkallo campus. Shae will take on the position of Head of Wellbeing in 2023.

What do you like most about working at Hume Anglican Grammar?
The whole community! The staff, families and students are just so wonderful to work with. I have really enjoyed having some of my students teaching me words from their home language which has been really special too. 

Provide us with a snapshot into your daily routine at school.
A typical day starts for me at about 7:30am when I arrive at work. I get all of the resources I need for the day organised; this helps my day run more smoothly. Working with Preps I spend much of my time supporting them with their learning and asking them questions.

I completed my Professional Certificate of Positive Behaviour for Learning in June this year with University of Melbourne. I am currently working on my Master of Education in Evidence-Based Teaching at the University of Melbourne. I am absolutely loving updating my knowledge and practice and then sharing with my colleagues.

Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why?
All of the students I have had the pleasure of teaching in the last 10 years! They are the ones who show me every day how to be a better teacher and the best way I can help them.

Fast Four:

If your friends could describe you in one word, what would it be?

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My beautiful friend Scott, who I sadly lost in 2007.

Favourite travel spot?
Egypt (I’m heading there next year!).

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am Neuro Divergent, and I have been educating and bringing awareness to the area to reduce shame that sadly is attached to the different diagnoses. We are different, not less!

Cara Valentine - Coordinator of Community Engagement