For over 20 years now I have been a behaviour specialist, with a passion presenting quality professional development, specialising in behaviour management and interpersonal communication. I have worked with thousands of teachers, early years educators, parents and an extensive range of community agencies.
I have had a 20 year teaching and training career. I began my classroom teaching experiences as a primary school teacher, extending out to working with young people disengaged from mainstream secondary schooling.
Working within the tertiary education sector, I taught within early childhood, welfare and community services programs. I have also trained in the alcohol and drug sector, taught adults with disabilities, along with co-ordinating adult basic education community programs.
I have developed & written educational programs, including “Being Me", a pro-social program for primary school students. I have also written nationally accredited programs for Early Childhood educators, and have been nominated for an Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) award.
My diverse experiences have given me a deep insight and a ‘real life’ perspective, into what influences behaviour. As a presenter, I aim to always have participants walk away with effective strategies that are delivered with compassion and humour. It’s always good when you can laugh…..and learn!.
My professional affiliations include the Teacher Learning Network, Early Learning Association of Australia, the Australian Education Union (Victoria, Tasmania & Queensland), as well as the VIC/TAS Independent Education Union.
I continue to be inspired by you all…….. the teachers, early years educators, community workers, and parents who try my ideas and take the time to let me know that they work. Your enthusiasm and successes keep me going!
Please check my testimonials for a further insight to the positive impact of my work.