My name is Peter Sugden and I have had the pleasure of teaching at Empire Vale Public School since mid-2020, after teaching in a number of larger local schools. I love the change and experience of teaching in a small school where you get to know all the students and staff really well. I have mostly been teaching two of my favourite subjects, numeracy and science / technology. I have been teaching both the junior and senior classes.
Prior to teaching I worked as a health economist and scientist after completing a PhD in medical science. I realised that I really wanted to be a primary school teacher and probably should have done a teaching degree when I left school so I did a masters of teaching and haven’t looked back! I love teaching at Empire Vale and working with our wonderful students and staff.
Outside of school I love to ride my bikes and spend time outside and at the beach with my two children.