Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

I am a professional, qualified and dedicated teacher who is eager to build on the experience I have gained as a secondary school teacher. I am passionate about educational philosophy and child management pedagogy. I have extensive experience in managing hired vendors and communicating with various stakeholders, including parents and external organisations.


P.G.D.E.    Post Graduate Diploma in Education  (specialization in Biology and Mathematics). National Institute of Education (2013)

B.Sc. (Hons)     Second Class Honours (Upper) in Life Sciences (specialization in Environmental Biology). National University of Singapore (2012)

 GCE ‘A’ Level   Subjects offered: General paper, Project work, Literature in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Humanities and social science research. National Junior College (Integrated Programme – 2007)

Core Competencies

  • Curriculum innovation

  • Student management and discipline

  • Formative and summative assessments

  • Assisting special needs students 

  • Stage management experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Proficient with Google Suite platforms

  • First Aid certified (2014)

Professional Experience

Subject Head Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 

Sembawang Secondary School (Singapore)    

Jan 2017 – Present

Key contributions:

  • Develop a progressive, interdisciplinary curriculum that introduces students to a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. To inculcate in students design thinking, computational thinking and coding skills. To nurture future-ready and innovative digital learners while encouraging empathy and purposeful service.

  • Ensure the ICT infrastructure is robust and inculcate a culture of active learning in the school. To lead teachers to become reflective designers of learning experiences and elevate the integration of ICT into the school’s implementation of the national curriculum.

  • Develop critical thinkers and motivated learners. To increase the students’ capacity to achieve quality results and to stretch their potential.

  • Develop a culture of innovation and lifelong learning among colleagues. To increase the overall efficacy of work via sharing of best practices.

  • Develop understanding of the role of teachers as designers of learning experiences and environments. 

  • Discuss and review planning, work processes/structures, targets with the ICT team to support the whole-school ICT programme and system operations (including MRL management). To facilitate conversations with the ICT team to develop their understanding of their roles & responsibilities, as well as how they can contribute/value-add to the organisation.

Casual Relief Teacher Daylesford Secondary School (Victoria, Australia)    

Mar 2016 – Nov 2016

Instructed Grade 8 and Grade 10 students in Mathematics. 

Key contributions:

  • Setting and maintaining high expectations to ensure strong rapport and class management.

  • Implemented Topical Revisions and leveraged on ICT to conduct formative assessments.

  • Provide additional support and scaffolding for lower ability students.

  • Provide sufficient platforms for growth for higher ability students. 


Education officer Northland Secondary School (Singapore)    

Jun 2013 – Dec 2014

Instructed 13 – 16 year olds in General Science, Biology and Mathematics in classrooms of up to 40 students. 

Key contributions:

  • Earned consistently high marks for the quality and creativity of classroom teaching, lesson plans and instructional materials. 

  • Accepted into the Curriculum Innovation committee to help develop innovative approaches to improve the curriculum through experiential learning.

  • Taught general education students as well as excelling in guiding individuals with challenges and special needs.

  • Selected to join the Student Management committee after displaying an aptitude for redirecting students exhibiting behavioural problems into more productive and cooperative behavioural patterns.

  • Established positive relationships with all stakeholders and colleagues.


Untrained teacher  Northland Secondary School         Jan 2013 – Jun 2013

                                   Christ Church Secondary School   Jun 2012–Jul 2012   

                                   Woodlands Secondary School       Jul 2010

Professional Development

Advanced training for education officers

  • LAMP+ Curriculum Leadership Module

  • LAMP+ Culture Building Foundation Module

  • Normal Technical syllabus course

  • ‘N’ and ‘O’ Level Mathematics syllabus course

  • Algedisc Mathematics course

  • Sexuality education course

  • National ICT Sharing Session

  • Infocomm Club Teachers’ Seminar

  • Enhancing Teacher Student Relationship with basic counselling skills 


NUS Ilsa Tari - President  (2009 – 2011)

  • Production manager for three full-length productions. 

  • Managing 50 active dancers, not including guest artists and performers. 

  • General administrative and stage managerial duties. 

  • A trained ethnic Malay dancer with 7 years of experience. 

Awards & Honours

Teacher Award (Secondary 2)                              Northland Secondary School   -  2014

  • Most cheerful

  • Most efficient

  • Most helpful

  • Most caring

  • Most responsible

  • Most passionate 


Oustanding Contribution Award (Team)           Northland Secondary School  -  2013


Tan Ean Kiam Arts Award - Event of the Year  Tan Ean Kiam Foundation & NUS Centre for the Arts  -  2010


MOE Teaching Scholarship (Local)                   Ministry of Education  -  2008


Creative Writing Merit Prize                      -  2006