Blair has an extensive career helping young people identify their strengths and passions, build confidence in themselves, grow their skills and realise their potential.
He has always been a passionate advocate for social justice and strongly believes in the universal right for everyone to have access to an education which allows them to actualise their ambitions.
Blair strives to make his teaching fun, engaging and centered on the student as a whole person.
Blair has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama and a Bachelor of Secondary Education, both from Flinders University. While studying, Blair worked as a Peer Educator and Mentor with Relationship Violence-No Way! program helping young people build skills for positive relationships.
After teaching for a year in Adelaide, Blair travelled to London where he taught English, Drama and Media at Kingsford Community School. After 2 years Blair returned to Adelaide where he taught Drama and English for 2 years at Scotch College and then 10 years at Mercedes College teaching Drama and Media. While at Mercedes Blair built the Creative Arts - Film course which saw great success particularly in the area of Music Videos with his students winning South Australian and National prizes for their creations. Blair taught Drama, English and Creative Arts Media at Adelaide Botanic High School as well as running specialist Theatre Tech, Improvisational Drama, and Dungeons and Dragons Studios. He has directed over 24 Drama productions throughout his teaching career.
Additionally, Blair has experience as Flinders University Radio Director, running his own Theatre Company, being a Comedy Judge for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and editing his daughter’s YouTube videos.
His interests include podcasts, writing, reading, acting, boardgames, Role Playing Games, computer games, movies, tv, music, art, Barbequing, collecting comic books and hanging out with his wife and two daughters.