EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • Masters in School LEADERSHIP, The University of Melbourne (2008-2009)
  • Bachelor of EDUCATION: Primary, Queensland University of Technology (1997-2001)
  • WMR Literacy Teaching & Learning Coach, (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development)
  • WMR Numeracy Teaching & Learning Coach, (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development)
  • Teaching & Learning Consultant (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development)
  • Acting Assistant Principal - Kings Park Primary School (2007)
  • ICT Coordinator - Kings Park Primary School (2008)
  • Professional Learning Coordinator - Kings Park Primary School (2007)
  • Numeracy Coordinator- Kings Park Primary School (2007 & 2005)
  • Environmental Project Leader - Kings Park Primary School (2004)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Working as a literacy coach to improve whole Literacy programs (Glengala PS)
  • Working as a numeracy coach to improve whole school Numeracy programs (Sunshine PS)
  • Development of a whole school numeracy curriculum program based upon VELS using assessment data
  • Creation of programs which support a high Performance & Development Culture School (nominated as a reference school)
  • Literacy & Numeracy Week Awards – Excellence in Numeracy
  • Initiation and implementation of whole school numeracy planners & assessment (see Numeracy Booklet);
  • Initiation of whole school ICT planners
  • Initiation and implementation of whole school wiki spaces to enhance IWB activities
  • Accreditation as a Waste Wise School

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

2010
  • Welcome to the Ultranet (Curriculum Day, Kings Park PS)
  • Navigating through the Ultranet - Creating your own Design Spaces (Workshop series, Kings Park PS)
  • The LIteracy Block (Modeling opportunities, Kings Park PS)

2009
  • WMR Using the IWB to improve Literacy & Numeracy Pedagogy (WMR ICT Master Class)
  • Creating whole school literacy & numeracy planners (Glengala & Sunshine PS)
  • Classroom Libraries & The Literacy Block (Glengala PS)
  • Assessment For, As & Of in Numeracy (Sunshine PS Curriculum Day)
  • Numeracy Planning - An integrated Approach

2008
  • ICTEV (Early Years Conference) - Interactive Education in Literacy & Numeracy
  • WMR IWB Community Group (Enhancing Curriculum through IWBs)
  • IWB in Action - Teacher observations (WMR Schools)
  • IWB software & pedagogy (Essendon North, Westgarth & Kings Park)
  • Creating WebQuests & Wikis
2007
  • Creating a Performance & Development Culture in Schools (WMR Reference School)
  • Excellence in Numeracy (National Literacy & Numeracy Week Awards) at WMR conference
  • As, of & for Assessment Practices - Curriculum Day
  • Thinking Tools & Organisers - Curriculum Day
2006
  • ICTEV (Early Years Conference) - Show Me the Evidence ‘ Digital & Paper Portfolios
  • Parent Helpers Workshop

FURTHER EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ultranet Lead User Training; 2010
  • Teaching & Learning Coach; 2009
  • Administrative Potential; 2008
  • Ultranet Readiness and eLearning Coordinator Training; 2008
  • Workplace Behaviour and Bullying Online Training Course; 2007
  • The Victorian Early Years Numeracy Program; 2002
  • Inquiry Learning – Ecology of Learning, Assessment & Portfolios; 2002-2005