"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
Megan Townes works as an IT integrator at Abbotsleigh School for Girls, interacting with teachers, departments, and students, to effectively incorporate technology across the curriculum. She uses Adobe® Premiere® Elements regularly with students including when they develop their own documentaries as part of the English curriculum, create television commercials for health campaigns in PDHPE (Physical Education), and investigate time-lapse photography in science. Townes uses Adobe Acrobat® with teachers to help them operate a paperless classroom so that they can mark work digitally and students can submit their work as PDF Portfolios.
She originally trained and worked as a primary teacher in Sydney's Western Suburbs. After working for 12 months as a casual PDHPE teacher on the New South Wales North Coast, however, she discovered her passion for working with older students. Townes then taught English and computing in a Hawkesbury high school, where she implemented the Digital Education Revolution across the school. She additionally provided professional development workshops throughout the region supporting teachers in integrating information technologies into their teaching practices.
Townes is an active committee member of her sons' local rugby league club and can often be found working in the canteen or taking photos for the club's social media pages and website. She enjoys camping with her family and particularly dirt-bike riding with her husband and daughter.