As an Advanced Skills Teacher, Pete’s day-to-day role involves engagement on the Senior Strategic Planning team and as a Grade Manager. Externally he also works with allied partnerships to progress educational opportunities and with local council to improve regional sports facility upgrades. Pete is passionate about establishing a Community Hub concept at Bayview Secondary College. He works with students to realise social enterprise through the iconic Tasmanian Humble Products initiative and loves teaching in the fields of Mathematics and Materials Design & Technology.
Pete brings a broad educational perspective to the Bayview team. Starting his career with regional (7-10) and rural posts (K-10) in northern Tasmania, he then ventured overseas to Canada on a year-long international teaching exchange (8-12). After taking a year off to travel he returned to Australia, living and working in Brisbane at an inner-city primary school with a special needs unit attached. He also worked with a professional agency, specialising in providing relief staff to facilities such as child detention centres.
After five years Pete was again employed overseas, this time in the Middle East where he worked in the private education sector for seven years at Prince Sultan University. Here he was promoted to the title of Director and worked in conjunction with Kansas State University in the USA to assist in the formation of international accreditation. Whilst in this post he founded a national sporting body catering for college level athletes. Having started a family, Pete returned to Tasmania to resume local work with the intention to share his experience, improving opportunities and outcomes for young Tasmanians.
As a result of his work overseas in establishing the first ever ‘Saudi Student Council’ and a National Collegiate Sports Competition (SANCAA), Pete was presented in 2007 with a ‘Services to Students’ award. In Australia, both locally and nationally he has been invited to contribute to teaching initiatives and served as a guest speaker at a 2017 state youth forum regarding current and positive change in educations systems.