In Australia, students from disadvantaged backgrounds start school behind their peers and by age 15, students from low-income backgrounds are nearly 3-years behind. I am passionate about closing this gap and in 2019 created the social enterprise Teach Well, that provides lifelong learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders. Teach Well was founded on the idea that how teachers teach matters. Our focus is translating research into classroom practice with the goal of improving outcomes for all students.
Prior to founding Teach Well, I led Fogarty EDvance – a 3-year support program for leaders of schools in disadvantaged communities, where I was recognised as a 40Under40 Winner (Business News). I also spent a decade at The Boston Consulting Group and Lufthansa German airlines whilst living in Europe.
I am a passionate cellist and have taught music privately for over 20 years. I believe everyone can benefit from knowing more about the science of learning; teaching touches everyone’s lives (even if just through parenting or work with colleagues) and can bring a great sense of purpose and fulfilment to day-to-day life.
Skills & Expertise
- Education (primary and secondary)
- Improving student learning and academic outcomes
- Leading school improvement
- School leadership
- Organisational culture and change
"Nelson Mandela said 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' This is true for me personally and for the challenge of reducing social inequity."
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