I've always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was little, I used to drag the neighbours into my backyard and set up my own little classroom and my blackboard.

All the teachers throughout my education were very inspirational for very different reasons and I embrace that and I hope now that I take on all their good qualities as a teacher. I actually value their input more now that I'm a teacher and I respect them a lot more as well. In the future I'd like to be able to be an influential member of the Education Department and I want to be able to influence and help students reach their true potential.

I thought it was important to apply for the Aboriginal teacher scholarship for numerous reasons, it gave me security, it gave me confidence as an Aboriginal women to be able to teach in the education system and I felt supported by that. If you're thinking of taking on a

Scholarship, apply now, take it and run with it. The opportunity is there. It's a fantastic opportunity, you get paid for studying and there is a full-time position at the end of it, which is security guaranteed.

I'm here in my classroom, doing what I love.