Branch Executive Member
I am currently Principal of Nightcliff Primary School in Darwin in the Northern Territory. I have also completed Acting roles in Berry Springs in the Palmerston and Rural Region of the NT. I have been teaching for 10 years but come to the role with prior experience in Financial Management for 17 years and as a partner in Europcar Darwin for 10 years. Originally from New Zealand, I have lived in Darwin for 25 years and have 3 children aged 25, 23, and 21. I was introduced to ACEL through my mentor at Nightcliff Primary School who was involved in ACEL for many years. Travelling to national conferences since 2015 and with online virtual professional learning and webinars, has been inspiring for me, to access and meet keynote speakers who currently provide evidence based research for education, such as Pasi Sahlberg, Lynn Sharratt, Simon Breakspear, Daniel Goleman, Sugatra Mitra, Carol Tomlinson, Tracey Ezard, John Hattie, Lee Watanabe Crockett., Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan and Robert Marzano. I advocate ACEL with all my staff for professional development because I value the wealth of knowledge ACEL are able to bring consistently to the table in modern educational practice.