I love being a Developmental Educator because it keeps me on my toes! I am always learning and developing my own skills, whilst supporting so many unique and wonderful people work towards their goals. I love the fact I can support individuals and entire community's to creatively think outside the box, work together, and find solutions.
The power within a community, no matter the size, can be incredible to witness.
Growing up I spent a long time wanting to be a stage actress, in my late teens my focus turned to animal and human rights and I began exploring how I could be involved within these areas.
When I am not being a DE I am outside hiking across Adelaide, usually followed by a good coffee in one of my many favourite Adelaide cafes. I try to fit in some reading every day. I love cooking, and am always grateful if I can find the time on a Sunday to relax in the kitchen.
I have to start dancing if I hear 'Come on Eileen' by Dexy's Midnight Runners (no matter WHERE I am....just try me)
Kate: Clinical Lead
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am curious and enjoy learning about other people and what they aspire to. I like being able to help facilitate steps that assist someone live their best life.
Growing up for a while I thought I would be a racing car driver!
When I am not being a DE you will find me outdoors! I love being in nature and exploring new places by running, hiking, kayaking or camping out. Relaxing by the beach or around a campfire is my ideal downtime.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song: Not sure if it would be described as dancing . . . some awkward shuffling perhaps to Gang of Youths.
I love being a Developmental Educator because I get to contribute towards my clients building the skills that will help to make meaningful and positive changes in their lives.
Growing up I thought I would be a lead dancer in stage shows at Movie World.
When I am not being a DE you will find me sewing, gardening or out with friends.
I have to start dancing if I hear anything with a good rhythm and catchy lyrics. It doesn’t take much to entice me onto the dance floor.
I love being a Developmental Educator because I love building safe and trusting relationships with my clients and feel privileged to be a part of their journey, in supporting them to achieve their individual goals.
Growing up I thought I would be a Vet. I loved animals. Followed closely by teacher.
When I am not being a DE you will find me enjoying my beautiful family.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song: Too many songs to choose from, but here's a guaranteed win - 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' - Whitney Houston
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am passionate about learning and personal development. It is exciting to see people learn and push forward and progress toward the goals that matter to them. One of the great joys is to see people form new understandings of themselves or those they support because with new understanding comes better relationships and the power to make positive change for themselves or for others.
I also love that I get to learn so much from the awesome people I support who also share their knowledge, ideas and interests with me. I truely believe that knowledge is power so if I can share some useful knowledge or receive some, then I’ve had a good day.
Growing up I thought I would be a Vet. I also thought a Vet’s main role was to snuggle puppies all day long……
When I am not being a DE you will find me walking my dogs, taking care of my chooks, seeing and making art and enjoying all that is on offer in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
I have to start dancing when I hear 'Shake it Off' by Taylor Swift (affectionately know as T Swizz in our house)
I love being a Developmental Educator because I have the opportunity to learn about individuals’ unique strengths and interests and work with them to achieve their goals. I love supporting people in developing life skills so that they can live as independently and meaningfully as possible. As a Developmental Educator, I consider myself to be in a very rewarding position because I can listen to my clients and do everything I can within my role to help them live their best life possible.
Growing up I thought I would be a nurse. My passion for helping others has led me to pursue a career in Developmental Education.
When I am not being a DE you will find me outdoors and in nature, whether that be hiking the Mount Lofty Summit or dipping my toes in the sea. You will also find me experimenting in the kitchen, cooking simple but delicious food for my family. I also love spending quality time with my family at home.
I grew up listening to music and singing Karaoke back in the Philippines. I have to start dancing if I hear the song ‘Footloose’ by Kenny Loggins or ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justine Timberlake.
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am afforded the privilege and honour of working alongside individuals, young children and their families, and other service providers to help make a positive change within our society and in lives of those living with a disability.
Growing up I thought I would be a Nun.
When I am not being a DE you will find me watching Netflix or going for a walk.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA.