Melanie is an English, History, Drama and Religious Studies teacher who will be taking up the position of Deputy Principal (Wellbeing) at Burgmann Anglican School in Canberra in July. Prior to this she was the Acting Executive Principal at Brindabella Christian College, after serving at that College as Head of Senior School, Deputy Principal and Head of Lyneham Campus. Before moving to Canberra, Melanie was the English and Creative Arts Coordinator at Toongabbie Christian School and and English and Drama teacher at Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park. She values mentoring, curriculum development and initiatives to remove the disconnect between life & school. Wanting to teach since she was 4, she now wants to teach until she is 80… just because. Good books are good friends. Family is precious.