Adjunct Professor – School of Education La Trobe University Melbourne Australia – working with colleagues to enhance the opportunities of pre service teachers and teacher practicum experiences.
Academic Engagement and Professional Partnership Coordinator – 3 days/week School of Education La Trobe University Melbourne Australia
Non Executive Director – The Smith Family – The Smith Family is Australia’s largest national education oriented charity helping disadvantaged Australian children get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Advisory Board – Opportunity International Australia – a leading provider and pioneer of socially focused microfinance and support service organisation providing people living in poverty with the opportunity to transform their lives. I have recently resigned from this wonderful organisation due to other commitments.
Advisory Board – Cashtivity – A Founder Institute Company which utilises an engaging web based tool to help teachers and families make it simple for young people to learn about business and the essential skills of financial literacy.
Education Advisor – Gredos San Diego Cooperative – Madrid, Spain – GSD is an educational institution with 8 Colleges and a new school currently being built in Costa Rica. My role includes working with the GSD Leadership Team and individual school principals to re think pedagogy and re shape their learning environments! It is exhilarating to work in cross cultural environments!
Independent Consultant – QELi (Queensland Education Leadership Institute Ltd) – an innovative and landmark venture by Queensland’s three schooling sectors to equip school leaders with the skills and training they need to help drive major education reforms.
Significant projects include:
Individual Professional Mentoring for School Principals
Study tour undertaken to explore the educational environment of Israel particularly in relation to Gifted and Talented Education in my role as the 2013 Nab/Pratt/Yachad Foundation Scholar
Advice and Consultation to School Leadership teams for the design and creation of new learning environments
One to one personal mentoring and professional advice to new teaching graduates
Establishment of a diverse range of International Collaborations for Universities and Schools
Review of range and quality of New Learning Environments in Higher Education Institutions and Schools – most recently collaborating with leading schools in Madrid and Costa Rica.
Review of teacher education courses and exploration of alternative ways of teacher practicum experiences.
Investigation of alternative forms of schooling for young people focusing on Neuroplasticity and the impact on cognitive functioning.