Soula is the President of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria (STAV) and brings over 25 years of leadership and teaching experience in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics to her role as the Director of Quantum Victoria.
She is a member of the In2science Peer Mentoring Board and is on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics, CAASTRO. Soula was also on the Advisory Board for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology and was invited to join the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council for Science and Mathematics, which resulted in the “Energising Science and Mathematics Strategy”. She was a on the ACARA Advisory Panel for the Australian Curriculum, Science and was a judge on the R&D panel for the 2014 Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards.
Soula was awarded the BHP Billiton National Science Teacher Award in 2009, received a Highly Commended Certificate for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching – Secondary in 2009 and was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Service to Science & Engineering (La Trobe University) in 2008.
Cress is an expert teacher with over 15 years’ experience in the teaching and learning of VCE Mathematics and Science.
Her teaching methods include Specialist mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Cress has enjoyed a myriad of different roles in the teaching profession and brings rigour and depth to the teaching and learning at Quantum Victoria. Her innovative approaches to the development and implementation of programs that are intricately linked to the Australian Curriculum, AusVels and VCAA Study Designs coupled with her dynamic presence in the classroom make Cress a valuable member of our team.
Joel is an accomplished teacher who previously completed a Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science.
His undergraduate degree included physics, chemistry and mathematics which are supporting factors of nanotechnology. Joel has worked on both research projects at La Trobe University and in industry. His industry projects have been undertaken at DSTO, Dulux and Electromold. As an accomplished teacher, Joel plans on growing into an innovative teacher under the science, technology, engineering and mathematics umbrella.
Carlie is a P-12 graduate teacher who previously taught first year biology at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that she successfully completed a Master of Science (Marine Biology) at the University of Melbourne.
Her research involved determining the spread of introduced and invasive marine invertebrates and algae in a Marine National Park. She also completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Marine Biology & Zoology. Other study areas included Chemistry, Earth Sciences & Botany.
David is a graduate game designer with Bachelors in Games Technology and Mathematics.
Having tutored students from primary to university level, he bridges the gap between technical development and student learning. His main interests lie in programming and mathematics, focusing on how he can use game design theory to engage students in these areas. David was a presenter at the 2012 ANZ Games for Change Conference, speaking on the future of games for education.
Her roles have included Reception duties through to administration and the management of accounts. Anna’s vast experience gives her a great understanding of all office procedures and experience communicating with all stakeholders. With her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Anna will be able to assist you with all your enquiries regarding the programs at Quantum Victoria.
David is anetwork engineer, IT administrator, and software developer with a range of experiences in IT, management and teaching.
Having 10 years’ experience running IT for Residential Services at LaTrobe University, completing projects ranging from migration of pen and paper systems to online environments, to implementing a proximity card based system for bedroom access and running IT teams which maintained over 2000 resident internet connections.
David has also had experience teaching conversational English in Japan specialising in combining both high and low level students into activities and classes.
Yuvadee has over 18 years experience as a Laboratory Technician across both the University and School sectors.
She began her career at Khon Kaen University in Thailand after completing her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Microbiology. Her role was quite diverse and included managing the Microbiology Laboratory where she oversaw the operations of the lab, including the supervision of four junior lab assistants as well as undertaking scientific research. Yuvadee arrived in Australia nine years ago where she assumed the role of Laboratory Technician at Northcote High School. Yuvadee is a member of the STAV Laboratory Technicians, has presented at many conferences and has supported the STAV ICT Conference over many years. Yuvadee’s wealth of experience has placed her well to undertake the role of Laboratory Manager at Quantum Victoria.
Matthew is an accomplished teacher at LaTrobe University. Prior to that, he was completing a Master of Science (Earth Science) at the University of Melbourne.
His research involved examining the chemistry of volcanoes from along the Western Pacific Ocean, to better understand the processes involved in the formation of magma at these volcanoes. He earlier completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in Geology. He has also engaged in work for Melbourne Zoo that has seen him travel to Kenya and Uganda.