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.
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.
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.”
Sasha hopes Testing Teachers will help Australians gain a better understanding of the reality of educational disadvantage.
She hopes that the documentary “will make more people care about achieving equality in education in Australia”.