Sarah Louise is a Melbourne based early childhood teacher, and mum of two, currently working towards a Master of Educational Leadership (Early Childhood) through Macquarie University. She has worked across the early childhood education and care for almost 20 years, in long day care settings, stand-alone kindergartens, community managed services and school based early learning centres. She is a loud and passionate advocate for children’s rights, social justice and ethical leadership, joining networks, groups and panels, and contributing to responses and submissions to government proposals wherever possible.
Sarah Louise is presently employed by Semann & Slattery as an Associate. Her day to day work involves coaching, mentoring and supporting early childhood educators and professionals locally and across Victoria in high quality leadership and pedagogy. She brings to her work a strengths-based approach that values and encourages a kind and courageous approach to people management.
Sarah Louise is currently the co-convenor of the Early Childhood Australia Victoria Branch Anti-Bias Special Interest Group, where she is joined by early childhood professionals across the country to discuss and reflect on the social justice and ani-bias issues affecting the sector.
Sarah Louise’s career highlights have included presenting her research and practice at early childhood conferences across Australia, being part of the organising team for the Victorian Launch of The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood, and being a finalist for the Outstanding Leadership Awards: Future Leader category.