Meet Our Team
We have a dedicated team of BCAL staff working on CCWT. Their combined experience includes many years working in business and communications, adult education/training and the multicultural service sector.
Pictured left to right are Daryl Pellizzer, Mon Eager and Oliva Hurrell.
Daryl has a BEd and a MAppSc (Social Ecology), including specialist studies in Adult Education. At BCAL, he teaches EAL and presents elements of CCWT. Previously, he taught EAL to secondary school students and in the TAFE sector where he was a lecturer in Applied Study Skills, assisting students and teachers in Building Design, Surveying and Construction, Aged Care, Disability and Child Care, Marketing, VCE EAL, Migrant English and Digital Storytelling courses. He uses sketch notes and humour in his teaching because he likes to have fun while working and is keen to incorporate the latest research on learning and neuroscience.
Mon worked at an international school as a Primary Office Coordinator in her home country (Laos) for 9 years. She completed a Bachelor of Finance and Banking before she moved to Australia 2 years ago. Mon was a student in the Adult Migrant English program at BCAL for a short time and now works at BCAL as the Administration and Compliance Officer. She recently started working for CCWT in admin support and website development. Mon is now passionate about helping migrant people to connect with the local community and help them to find a job in their area of expertise. She uses her own experience to mentor others.
Olivia currently teaches English as an Additional Language (EAL) at BCAL and coordinates the CCWT program. Previously, she worked as a settlement support worker at a multicultural service centre and coordinated volunteer tutors in the Adult Migrant English Program. In addition, Olivia taught in many subject areas across the TAFE sector. Her latest work includes teaching and training with AMES Australia, TAFE Gippsland and now BCAL. She enjoys combining teaching and community development work which is reflected in her Master of Education research project about Learner Identity and Resettlement in Australia.