Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language
Sarah Glatz is a passionate educator, linguist and teacher educator/mentor, with strong interests in intercultural communication, student motivation, vocational education, formative assessment, literacy, bilingual education, and innovative and effective use of technology. She is fluent in German and French, has studied Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese, and is currently studying Yolngu Language & Culture via CDU. She has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary level in both state and private systems in Victoria and NSW, France and Japan. Sarah's professional experience extends beyond the education sector. She worked in corporate banking and ICAC in Sydney, a transatlantic law firm in Paris and a machine tool-building company in Germany. In addition, she worked as a NAATI-certified translator for 30 years.
Sarah consults to schools and education bodies within Victoria and nationally. Her focus with Ripponlea Institute is on assisting teachers in set up, delivery and assessment of the VET Certificates in Applied Languages, both in Victoria and into remote indigenous communities. Sarah has been head of languages in several schools and has taught and examined French and German for NSW HSC, Victorian VCE and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. She has had extensive experience in curriculum planning, development and assessment. Sarah has mentored new teachers, and trained and worked as a teacher coach, helping individuals develop best practice approaches, and faculties plan, advocate for and implement change. She has initiated and run action research teams within the Languages and Literacy/Learning Development faculties and has completed training in Gifted education.
Sarah is a committee member of the FATFA and MLTAV, involved in their professional development and advocacy, and is an active member and former Secretary of the AFTV. She enjoys volunteering with young indigenous students from remote communities who attend the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).