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1 April 2017

Meet Sasha

"I hope that Testing Teachers will make more people care about achieving equality in education in Australia."

“I’ve learned so much from my students. They push me to be the best teacher I can be.”

NAME: SASHA
AGE: 26
BORN: BALLARAT, VICTORIA
STUDIED: BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF LAWS WITH FIRST CLASS HONOURS
UNIVERSITY: MONASH UNIVERSITY
SCHOOLSOUTHERN RIVER COLLEGE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Sasha attended a regional public school in Ballarat, containing a mix of students from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

She went on to study a double degree of Arts and Laws at Monash University in Melbourne.

A few years later she applied to Teach For Australia because she was inspired to help disadvantaged students.

“I was really drawn to mission of Teach For Australia, which aims to help all young people get a quality education that would open doors to whatever they wished to do.”

When asked what gets her up in the morning, Sasha says it is her passion to help her students that inspires her.

“I want to make sure that they know I’ll turn up for them and want them to learn.”

Some classes have challenged her a lot, but Sasha still loves and respects all her students.

She hopes each and every one of her students know how special they are and that she will always believe in them.

To those who are considering a career in teaching, Sasha recommends reflecting on your ambition and personal drive for doing so.

“Make sure that your heart is in it and you like kids.”

“It’s not an easy job but if you love it, you will find it very rewarding.”

Sasha hopes Testing Teachers will help Australians gain a better understanding of the reality of educational disadvantage.

“Education in Australia is not a fair playing field… all young people are excellent and should have the same opportunities to reach their potential.”

She hopes that the documentary “will make more people care about achieving equality in education in Australia”.