Broad experience in curriculum, leadership, management and organisation in a range of educational settings: pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary.


2007 – present    
Glen Iris Primary School                                               Principal

Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority             Specialist Curriculum Writer

2008 –2009                                 
University of Melbourne                                                Lecturer: Inquiry Learning
2005 –2007                           
Innovations and Excellence cluster of schools         Cluster Educator
Bimbadeen Heights, Kilsyth, Manchester, Mooroolbark East Primaries, Mooroolbark College                                          

2005 – present                    
NAPLAN Writing Assessor                                           Supervisor/Marker

1996 –2005 
Great Ryrie Primary                                                       Leading Teacher

VCAA AIM Item writer                                                     Writer

19901996                                                                       Classroom Teacher/A.I.S

Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo                                              Learning consultant, management, teaching

Published educational materials include:
  • Choosing childcare: what does neuroscience tell us? (2016) in First Steps Magazine, Melbourne.
  • Glen Iris Primary School: 1865-2015 (2015), Editor.
  • Chopper Rescue and other stories: mentoring highly able writers (2011) Teaching Solutions, Melbourne
  • School Readiness (2011) in First Steps Magazine, Melbourne.
  • Cooking with your toddler (2010) in First Steps Magazine, Melbourne.
  • Girlfriends! Teacher Manual (2010) Teaching Solutions, Melbourne.
  • Story telling (2008) in First Steps Magazine, Melbourne.
  • Leading Learning Modeling (2007) in The Educational Technology Solutions, Issue 21, Australian Media Group, Blackburn.
  • Is your child a visual learner (2006) in First Steps Magazine, TKG, Melbourne. 
  • Introduction to learning styles (2006) in First Steps Magazine, TKG, Melbourne.
  • Meter Mentoring (2005) in LabTalk, Science Teachers (STAV) Victoria
  • A Linear Life (2005) short story, RPH
  • Nail Boy (2005), children’s book, published in Auslan/standard English split screen animation CD and book, Victorian College Deaf/Education Foundation
  • Radical Reading (2005) in Snapshots, Primary Vol.2, Issue 2, UK.
  • Opening Doors (2001) Australia Sports Commission.
  • Teachers Talk About: Experiences of Integrating Students with Disabilities (1996), Australian Sport Commission, Belconnen. 
Presentations include:
  • The new Victorian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship, University of Melbourne (2016)
  • Curriculum presentations at local schools include: Camberwell South, Hawthorn West, Mullum Mullum, Laburnum and Solway Primaries and the Boroondara Network (2014/15)
  • Speaking and Listening (2013) Mooroolbark East Primary School Curriculum Day
  • Storymaking Framework (2010, 2011, 2012) 
  • Confidence, Camaraderie, Community, Connections, CDAA Conference: Adelaide (2010)
  • Health uses of the mobile phone in education, VITTA Conference, Melbourne (2009) with Dr. Elizabeth Hartnell-Young
  • Beginning with one webcam! Boroondara Network Schools (2009)
  • Digital Storytelling: Bilingual Resources, ICTEV Conference, Melbourne and Canberra (2007)
  • Taroma Curriculum Day for Deaf Teachers and Interpreters, Hobart (2006)
  • Developing programs for Girls! At Risk! 3 International Middle Years Conference, South Australia (2006)
  • Inquiry Learning, 12th International Thinking Conference, Melbourne, (2005)
Awards include 
  • CDAA Judith Leeson Primary Finalist: Girlfriends! Program Team, 2010
  • ISTE Finalist ICT Teacher of the Year, 2008
  • ACEC National Teacher of the Year, 2008
  • ICTEV State Teacher of the Year, 2008
  • Elizabeth Gray Award (Mentoring teachers), Finalist, 2007
  • National Quality Schooling Award, Whole School Improvement, 2006
  • National Numeracy and Literacy Awards, State Finalist, 2005