Executive profile
Perceptive and innovative leader with proven ability to support teaching teams, manage change and implement the effective use of technology in adult education settings.

Strengths in:
  • High level communication
  • Time management
  • Organisation
  • Project management and facilitation
  • Leading change
  • Submission/ tender writing
  • Team leadership
  • Innovative uses of technology in education and e-learning
  • Instructional design
  • Creative and innovative educational solutions

Achievement highlights
  • 2005 DEST Ministers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Adult Literacy and/or Numeracy
  • 2004 Women in Adult Vocational Education General Excellence writers award for article Rethinking models of literacy provision for the 21st century
  • 2004 Adult Learners Week NSW Innovation in Learning award for my work upskilling adult literacy teachers to integrate technology into their teaching practice
  • Awarded national Flexible Learning Leader scholarship in 2003 to research innovative uses of technology in adult education and community development programs
  • Participation on review panels for the adult literacy components of the revised national Training and Assessment training package and the new TAFE NSW Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training training package
  • Leadership and support of large team of adult literacy educators with minimal ICT skills through a range of projects over 3 years to the completion of Certificate 2 in IT via RPL in 2004.
  • Participation in national Digital Storytelling project to research and case study uses in adult education and establishment of national Digitales wiki –
  • Establishment and implementation of new programs, systems and methodologies.
  • Initiation of national online network focusing on uses of technology in adult literacy teaching which now exists as Literacy Live, a major component of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy’s communication strategy
  • Acquisition, facilitation and management of over eight national research and PD grants

Professional Experience

July 2008 - current
A/ NSW Innovation Program Coordinator
Australian Flexible Learning Framework
TAFE NSW, International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning

Jan 2008 - July 2008
A/ National Innovation Program Manager and Coordinator
Australian Flexible Learning Framework
TAFE NSW, International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning

Aug 2006 - Jan 2008
NSW LearnScope Project Manager
Australian Flexible Learning Framework
TAFE NSW, International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning

2005 – 2006
NSW LearnScope Project Officer
Australian Flexible Learning Framework
TAFE NSW, International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning

2001 – 2008
GECKO Education Services Pty/Ltd
Director and Senior Education Consultant
· External assessment validation services
· Mentoring services
· Training and community development
· E-learning solutions
· Instructional design
· Digital Storytelling training
· Project management
· Submission writing

2000 – 2005
School of Social and Workplace Development – Southern Cross University
Key results

· Facilitated eight undergraduate Social Science (HRD) and postgraduate Vocational Education & Training units
· Redesigned a text-based distance unit for online delivery using Dreamweaver and BlackBoard
· Evaluated and redesigned four distance education units for delivery
· Used BlackBoard to facilitate interaction and support mechanisms

1998 – Dec 2004
NSW Board of Adult and Community Education
Teaching and Learning Contractor 2002-2004
Regional Language and Literacy Coordinator 1998-2002
Key results
· Development of quality review systems and completion of audits
· Nine successful national grant applications
· Professional leadership of teachers in the NSW North Coast region
· Development and implementation of assessment validation system
· Development and facilitation of cross sector professional networks
· Development and maintenance of project budgets
· Planning and facilitation of 3 year ICT in teaching practice professional development project
· Facilitation of various online communities of practice

2001 – current Australian Council for Adult Literacy Executive member

1999 – 2000 Adult & Community Education Workplace Assessor and Trainer

2000 NSW Department of Education Research and Submission writing

1996 – 1998 North Coast Institute of TAFE Literacy and Numeracy Teacher

1993 - 1996 Kyogle Employment & Training Centre Training Coordinator/Teacher

Academic Qualifications
Master of Education Charles Sturt University
Diploma in Frontline Management G. E. Consultancy Pty Ltd
Graduate Cert. in Online Learning (3 units) Edith Cowan University
Bachelor of Special Education (post-graduate) South Australia CAE
Bachelor of Education South Australia CAE**