Cheridan Weedon has a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from UTas and a Master of Education Specialising in Educational Leadership from Southern Cross University.
Cheridan began her teaching career by completing the Tasmanian Government Student Intern Program at East Devonport Primary School. She continued teaching at East Devonport Primary School in upper primary, until 2019 when she moved with her husband to Germany to teach. She taught English to young German children for six months before moving to England to teach at an Academy. Cheridan began teaching at North West Christian School during 2020.
Cheridan is married to Shannon.
Why did you choose teaching as a career?
As a child I always loved learning and I can attribute that to the fantastic teachers that I had throughout my primary school years. This love of learning continued for me throughout high school and college and for me it was an easy decision to become a teacher. I enjoy working with the children and parents to encourage a love of learning in my students too.
Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the students I teach, as they learn and discover it inspires me to develop new ways to expand their understandings and help them to be the best learners they can be.
What is the most rewarding thing about your role?
The most rewarding thing about teaching is experiencing a student’s joy as they finally understand a new concept or idea. Their joy fills me will happiness and motivates me to be the best teacher I can be.
What are you looking forward to?
In 2021, I am looking forward to working alongside the students as they learn and develop their understandings of new things.
When you’re not teaching, what do you do in your downtime? Do you have interests or hobbies?
I like to spend my free time with my husband and two small dogs. I also enjoy walking, running and skiing.
What book are you reading, or what would we find on your podcast list? What do you love to learn about?
I enjoy finding quality children’s literature that I can share with my students, especially stories that cover big challenges for young children.