Michelle Bruitzman

Parish Representative – Western Port Parish

Michelle Bruitzman says, “I have two main passions in life: Family and Education.” She is married with four boys - Aeden finished Year 12 at Padua in 2015, while this year Joshua is in Year 11, Thomas is in Year 7 at the Tyabb Campus and Dylan is completing Four Year Old Kinder.

Education has been a major part of her life and something that she sees as extremely important not only for her own children but for the children she teaches. She began her teaching career 25 years ago after completing a Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Education at the Australian Catholic University, then a Masters in Education (Wellbeing).

Michelle has worked at St Brendan’s Primary School for the past 12 years, holding various positions including classroom teacher; Deputy Principal; Wellbeing Leader and Teaching & Learning Leader. Currently Michelle is leading Digital Learning, implementing the Bring Your Own Device program this year.

Michelle is the Parish Representative for the Western Port parish, and has held this role for nine years. Throughout this time she has been involved in many discussions and decisions that have improved the running of the College, such as the investigation of bus funding issues and various building projects. One of the biggest achievements has been the realization of the Tyabb Campus.

With her educational background, Michelle brings to the College Board her extensive experience in and knowledge of contemporary pedagogy, while as a mother she can offer a parental perspective on various issues.

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