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Staff Spotlight - A Dedication to Special Education: Rebecca Moffat

Teaching is a noble profession that requires passion, empathy, and a commitment to making a positive impact on students' lives. Rebecca Moffat, a seasoned teacher at Dynamic Learning College, exemplifies these qualities in her journey spanning over 30 years in special education. Her story is not just about educating children with special needs but also about fostering resilience, instilling confidence, and celebrating the triumphs of every student she encounters.

Rebecca's journey as a special education teacher began 30 years ago when she was inspired by the belief that every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn and grow. Armed with a Bachelor of Special Education and a Diploma in Teaching from Sydney University, Rebecca furthered her expertise by recently graduating with a Master of Education Trauma-Aware Specialisation from Queensland University of Technology. This comprehensive educational background equips her with valuable knowledge to understand the unique needs of her students, which she shares with the team at Dynamic Learning College.

Rebecca's dedication goes beyond her educational qualifications. She has worked in various educational settings exclusively designed for children with special needs, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and a profound understanding of their individual requirements. This firsthand experience sets the foundation for her personalized approach to teaching, ensuring that each student's specific needs are met.

Addressing the diverse range of abilities and learning styles within a single classroom is one of the significant challenges in teaching special needs children. Rebecca overcomes this challenge by employing a personalised approach to teaching. She tailors her strategies and materials to meet each student's specific needs, collaborating closely with other professionals to ensure a holistic support system is in place for the students.

For Rebecca, the most rewarding moments come when she witnesses the growth and progress of her students. Celebrating their accomplishments, no matter how small, and witnessing their joy and pride reinforces her belief in the power of education and the potential of every child. Adapting teaching methods and providing additional support, Rebecca ensures that each student can access the curriculum and make progress at their own pace.

Celebrating students accomplishments, no matter how small, and witnessing their joy and pride reinforces my belief in the power of education and the potential of every child.


Rebecca cherishes the opportunity to build meaningful connections with both staff and students. Collaboration with colleagues fosters a supportive and enriching professional environment where successes are shared, challenges discussed, and emotional support provided. The collaborative network becomes a source of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement as they all share a common goal of making a positive impact on the lives of their students.

In measuring student progress, Rebecca adopts a comprehensive approach, combining formal assessments, informal observations, and ongoing data collection. However, she emphasises the importance of considering individual goals, personal growth, and social interactions when evaluating progress. Regular communication and collaboration with parents, guardians, and other professionals play a vital role in measuring and celebrating student success.

Rebecca's advice to those considering a career in teaching special needs children is to embrace empathy, patience, and a growth mindset. Recognise each student as an individual with unique strengths and challenges. Seek continuous learning and professional development, collaborate with colleagues, families, and specialists, and remember that the impact one can have on a child's life is immeasurable.

Rebecca Moffat's inspiring journey as a teacher of special needs children reflects the dedication, compassion, and resilience required in the field of special education. Her commitment to personalised teaching, collaborative efforts, and celebrating the achievements of her students showcases the profound impact a teacher can have on the lives of those facing unique challenges. As we celebrate educators like Rebecca, we acknowledge the immeasurable value they bring to the world of special education.