Legal Studies, Chinese –Mandarin, English as an Additional, Humanities
Policy Manager at the Department of Education (Victoria)
“I never intended to be a teacher until I found Teach For Australia, where I could work towards a bigger goal of systemic change and impact,” he says.
“My placement was in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. My school was very multicultural and diverse which made the place really interesting. I had a wonderful experience at my school and loved working with all the different type of students as well as interacting with the different parents.”
“I learnt that I was quite capable of adapting to situations quickly and that I could lead. It really set up an orientation in myself that I could do anything and helped me to apply for my senior positions after the Leadership Development Program.”
Jun is now a Policy Manager at the Department of Education in Victoria, committed to a vision of an Australia where all children, regardless of background, achieve an excellent education. “I know that to address educational disadvantage, it requires multiple players in multiple sectors. But the thing I miss about teaching is interacting with young people each day and helping them grow and learn.”
Our Associates come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and many had never considered teaching before joining the program. But our community shares a strong passion and commitment in helping to achieve equity in education in Australia.