So, I suppose I should tell you a little bit about me, you are after all reading my blog.
Who am I? The age-old question that everyone asks, and a question that is sometimes very difficult to answer. I will, on this page attempt to answer it in a nutshell.
Very Important Facts About Me That Are Totally True
- I am a unique and rare breed not only am I left-handed, but I’m also a curly red-head. I stand out in a crowd.
- I love Curly Wurly chocolate bars, it’s like they were made especially for me.
- I really did share the lift with a cat.
- I love a good thunder-storm, but it has to have the works wind, rain, thunder and spectacular lightning.
- Currently developing a liking for Elephants, I seem to keep buying Elephant orientated things.
- I don’t like Brussel Sprouts, but I will still eat two at Christmas time because my mum says so.
- I love polka dots.
- I own a pair of red sparkly shoes just like Dorothy ( since writing this, my dog has since eaten them)
Very Unimportant Facts About Me That Are Totally True But Not As Interesting
- My name is Bec and I am a nomad. I was raised in expat communities
- I absolutely love telling stories, whether off the cuff to my class ( Yes, that’s right, I’m a teacher) or typing them up and filing them in my projects folder.
- Interesting characters are what fuel a story for me. I can spend ages creating a character without a plot in mind.
- My high school English teacher was an inspiration to me.
- I took creative writing classes at Uni and loved them, then started teaching and found I had little time for writing. I am determined to change this.
- I’m a Teacher Librarian, and genuinely love going to work every day
- I play Mahjong.
- My dream is to have my books published so I can share a little bit of my quirkiness.
A Little Bit About The Professional Me
Originally an English teacher, I worked in a Catholic school in Perth WA for two years before packing a suitcase and moving to Qatar. Here I worked in an international school for five and a half years teaching the British Curriculum to many nationalities. I loved every minute of both of these experiences, but I wanted a new challenge. and I thought that I wanted to leave the classroom and secondary education altogether. This didn’t last long.
A few years ago I arrived back in WA to explore a new range of possibilities. I started studying at a university in Perth doing a Library and Information Studies course, however the longer I was away from secondary education, the more I realised that I didn’t want to work in an Academic or Specialist library.
Meanwhile, I got a job working full-time in an all girls school as a Library Technician and realised that whilst I loved working in a school library, the technician role wasn’t allowing for much interaction with the students. Luckily for me, the school recognised my qualifications and skills and offered me a place as a Teacher Librarian.
It’s 2017, and I have just completed my Masters of Education (Teacher Librarianship) from CSU. Now a fully qualified TL my aim is to make a positive impact on those who cross the threshold of the library.
My interests are YA fiction and the current trends in this area, exploring the impact new technologies has had on teens and their reading habits and the skills required to navigate our ever-changing society.