Samantha Skinner is a former General Manager of Halogen who also has over 20 years of diverse experience in the Australian secondary and tertiary education sectors.
Commencing her career as an English teacher in regional NSW, Sam also enjoyed working with students with disabilities and learning difficulties in a support and case-management capacity. She prioritised the integration of students into mainstream learning settings and supported classroom teachers to differentiate instruction and adopt inclusive strategies, so that students who learned differently could experience success in a quality learning environment.
From here Sam moved into roles as a careers adviser and co-ordinator of welfare and equity initiatives at Dubbo College in Western NSW. She managed the Dubbo brokerage of the Federal government’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP), enabling young Aboriginal leaders to remain in their home schools and communities while being supported to build academic and leadership skills across a range of areas.
Sam was the Operations Manager of the UNSW ASPIRE Widening Participation Program, addressing the underrepresentation of students from disadvantaged, rural and remote communities in higher education across Australia.
In her time as the General Manager at Halogen, Sam empowered thousands of young people to lead themselves and others well.