DREAM COMES TRUE
DILIGENCE AND SELF-BELIEF PAYS OFF
LISA Tritton knew from the start that she wanted to be a primary school teacher but after writing it off almost 30 years ago, she is now making her dream job a reality.
“When I began teacher’s college, way back in 1989, the Austudy payment was $50 a week, which barely covered my train fare and photocopying, so economically it was very challenging,” the Gympie motherof-two says. “When I was offered a good job in a bank I thought I would earn some money and be able to afford to study later.”
In 2015, Tritton returned to her passion and enrolled in a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, achieving a grade point average (GPA) of 6.8 out of 7 – making her USC’s highest-achieving final-year primary education student.
“There is no real secret, I am organised and work hard,” she says.
“But I would not be where I am without the support of my kids, my fellow students and lecturers, and all the amazing schools and teachers who have allowed me into their classrooms where the real skills are learned.”
Tritton will complete her degree this month.