Anita is Senior Project Officer in the EAL and Multicultural Unit with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. She is also a NAATI level 3 accredited interpreter and translator, a qualified secondary teacher of English as an Additional Language, Humanities and Italian.
Over the past twenty years of working for DEECD Anita has taught in secondary schools and held positions in the Languages and EAL Units in DEECD central office and in a regional office. In these roles, Anita has developed curriculum for primary and secondary Languages and EAL teachers, developed and delivered EAL and Languages professional learning opportunities for teachers and leadership teams and managed a number of new initiatives for Languages and EAL. One of these projects has been the coordination of the Karen Bilingual Pilot Program in partnership with Wyndham City Council and Wyndham Park Primary School which she has managed since 2008. This project was a model of EAL provision which the EAL Unit piloted from 2009 to 2013.