Sarah Malu is a lecturer and tutor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. In her courses, she specialises in providing practical examples and strategies for gaining and maintaining student engagement and her teaching has been recognised by winning the Faculty and University Excellence in Teaching Award (2020). She holds a Bachelor of Education, specialising in ‘Children with Special Needs’ and has 18 years experience teaching in Catholic and public schools, an alternative school, as well as in Italy, gaining teaching experience from Pre-kindy to Year 7. She has experience supervising UWA preservice teachers completing their school placements, being exposed to different pedagogies, resources and styles that schools are currently using. Concurrently, she is a member of two school boards (Greenwood Primary School and Carine Senior Highschool) and this experience has helped her gain a greater insight into the strategic planning that goes into a school. She is currently undertaking Higher Research to Masters level completing a thesis entitled “Partnerships with parents in Western Australian lower primary school classes: An interpretivist study”.