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The Department of Education employs teachers that come from a range of backgrounds and educational specialisations. Our teachers deliver quality learning across the Northern Territory.

Learn more about teaching in the Territory as some of our teachers share their stories.

Meet Emma

Emma is a Transition Teacher at Berry Springs Primary School. Originally from Western Australia, she moved to the Territory for teaching career opportunities. Now, three years later, Emma expresses she has no regrets and says she can’t see herself going back anytime soon.

Meet Matt

Matt is a Year 6 Teacher at Gillen Primary School. He is a 29-year-old Arrernte man who is described as “passionate about making positive long-term changes in the lives of his students”. He attributes his career growth to the amount of opportunity and support around him.

Meet Melissa

Melissa is a Special Education Teacher at Nemarluk School. She moved up to the Territory from Geelong to complete teaching placements at three Darwin schools and instantly fell in love with the lifestyle.

Meet Jemma

Growing up, Jemma was a School of the Air student in Katherine and is a proud, born and bred, Territorian. Jemma reflects on teaching her first class and an interstate excursion where she accompanied students on their first airplane ride. Jemma is now the Assistant Principal at a rural primary school and is passionate about watching students grow into capable citizens.

Meet Amy

Amy returned to Alice Springs to secure employment after completing her study. Amy identifies the endless opportunities that a community like Alice Springs has on offer, including: specialising in a particular subject areas and senior and leadership positions. Watch the joy on Amy’s face as she talks about the job satisfaction she gets from watching the children progress.


Meet Nicole

Nicole enrolled in Charles Darwin University as a mature aged student and has now been teaching for nine years. Prior to teaching Nicole travelled Australia for 10 years, working in the hospitality industry.

Meet Renez

Renez is a teacher at Casuarina Street Primary School in Katherine. In this video Renez shares her story about the excitement and adventure of taking up a teaching position in the NT. "My reason for choosing teaching was to be a role model for my brothers and sisters and also my other family members."