Debra teaches Year 2 at Lance Holt and has a long association with the school, having worked in a range of roles.
Debra is incredibly creative and innovative in the way that she engages her students, opening up the world for them. At a time when they are just beginning to look beyond their own lives, she poses philosophical questions that compel them to think in a more profound way.
With a special interest in nature based education, Debra is passionate about providing children with opportunities to learn in an outdoor setting. She established the Bush School program for Year 2/3 students in 2012, and since then has developed a wide array of creative nature-inspired learning experiences. Her teaching in this field has been presented and published in a variety of forums. Lance Holt students eagerly await their time at Bush School with Debra, which is often transformative for them. Her depth of experience and unique approach is evident in the way she frequently incorporates philosophy, as well as issues of social justice and human rights into her class program.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we work, live, learn and play, the Whadjuk Nyungar. We recognise their traditional and continuous connection to the land and water and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.