Profile Alyson Leete
Hi, my name is Alyson Leete. I am a 45 year olds, I am married with two children (12 year old identical twins) who are in Grade 6 this year (2011). My husband is the manager of the local real estate agency. I am the Grade 2&3 Teacher, ICT Co-ordinator and Ultranet Lead User at Arthurs Creek Primary School. Arthurs Creek Primary School is a small school with 76 students situated in a semi-rural area on the outskirts of Melbourne (towards Kinglake/Whittlesea).
Although a small school we are very well equipped with IT resources. We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom and a 1:2 ratio for computers and laptops. We were one of the first schools in the state on the Ultranet as we were selected as a trial school for the pilot programme.
This is my 4th year of teaching. I spent my first 20+ years in the corporate world in the area of Sales and Marketing. As well as a Graduate Diploma in Education I have a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing and IT) and a Diploma in Marketing. I have spent a total of 11 years studying part-time while mostly working full-time.

I worked for medium to large technology based organisations that collected, organised and manipulated data. My main roles have been in account management, department management and project management. Although my degree incorporated Information Technology, I have never held a position in an IT department although my role was to liaise with the computer boffins. I found my IT studies invaluable in understanding and briefing colleagues and clients for projects.

I have also found that some of my IT skills are transferable in my current role as a teacher, however the programs and tools used (or their application)in education can be very different from the corporate world. Although I regularly incorporate ICT throughout my daily teaching and learning practices, I feel I still have a lot to learn about using IT for educational purposes.