Rita joined St Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten in January 2019.

She is currently the Early Childhood Teacher for the 4 year old Red Group.

She has come from a diverse career background from working as a scientific photographer at La Trobe University, to having an advisory role in the development in the National School Canteen Healthy Guidelines.

Her passion for Early Childhood education was developed while raising her three children and volunteering to teach kindergarten children about her hobby of beekeeping. Rita believes early childhood is a significant period where children shape their identity, begin to have an understanding of their role in the wider community and continue to develop their dispositions for learning.

Her goal as an educator is to celebrate each child’s diversity, view them as confident

And involved learners and to ensure all children are supported by creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment in programming and practice.

Rita enjoys developing relationships with families and working with them to make shared decisions about their children’s education. With a bilingual background, Rita has an interest in developing programs that support children with English as a second language.

She recently completed her Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education at RMIT.