I am a primary school teacher, education consultant and PhD candidate passionate about the development of social and emotional skills in children so that they may achieve wellbeing, resilience and academic goals. I provide training, information and resources to teachers and parents so that they can do the same.
Having started studying Psychology at school and then at university, I began my career working in recruitment. A few years in I decided it wasn't for me and studied to become a teacher, knowing I wanted to 'get psychology' into the classroom in some way. At my first school I was introduced to a social emotional learning (SEL) program and my passion was sparked - I've since completed my Masters research into effective implementation of SEL programs and am now completing my PhD researching positive education.
I am so grateful to have been mentored by the industry superstar Dr Toni Noble, who has believed in me from the start and given me so many opportunities, and my supervisors Professor Alex Yeung and Dr Anthony Dillon.
I understand teachers' workloads and have created workshops and resources to make it easy for them to integrate the development of social and emotional skills along with academic outcomes in their lessons.
Please get in touch with any questions or comments! I believe that collaboration is surely the key to success in education, as it is in any industry.