Scott Pearce

Image by Nira, an Alia alumnus

Scott Pearce


When did you start working Alia?

November 2002

Tell us about something interesting you did in class this year?

Played the role of Blanche DuBois while channelling Billie Holiday

What do you enjoy about teaching your subjects?

The idea. It is the idea that redeems it.

What do you like about working at Alia?

No-pants Tuesdays. The pony rides on the pretend pony. The dance wars in staff meetings.

What do you get up to with your time outside school?


What else do you have to say for yourself?

Once, when I was a young man, I built a ship out of paint cans I found in hard-rubbish. It was 80 ft long and reeked of turpentine. I recruited several neighbourhood ruffians to crew the ship, christened it “Spanky” and set sail. After several days at sea, it became apparent that the crew had no idea what to do. I scuttled the ship, sabotaged the life rafts and escaped with my cuddly puppy. I never saw the crew again and I have no idea what became of them. I don’t like to think about it. Anyway, I don’t like the beach.