1. Where were you before this and what persuaded you to join Concordia College?
I have come from Walford Girls’ after teaching in international schools in Beijing, China and then in Jeju, South Korea. I was attracted to Concordia as it seemed like a good fit with a focus on MYP. It also has a caring environment and a Visual Art department that has a great reputation.
2. Three words to describe you.
Passionate, caring, loyal.
3. What is your motivation or inspiration in your role?
My own art teacher gave me inspiration to follow my dreams, to create, to explore and to take risks. She also encouraged me to value what one does best and to believe in your own abilities. My mother was a courageous, independent woman and I have taken inspiration from her by learning to become adventurous and resilient.
4. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I would love the ability to time travel as a ‘superpower’. Imagine in a split second being in an overseas destination to catchup with friends or the ability to travel into the past to have that conversation with a special person.
5. Who would you invite to a dinner party of six guests and why? Alternatively, tell us something you might like to share that we could not possibly know?
If I could choose anyone for that special dinner party, it would be inspirational people from many cultures and backgrounds. These might include:
- Senator Penny Wong
- humanitarian artist Ben Quilty
- chef Adam Liaw (perhaps he could cook for us!)
- innovative Korean Artist Nam June Paik
- courageous and creative Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
- my great, great, great Grandmother, Fanny Cochrane-Smith, a resolute and proud Aboriginal Tasmanian.