Most recent principal position
Heatley State School, 2005–21
My previous experience includes 15 years as secondary deputy principal and 7 years as secondary art teacher in schools across the Gold Coast, Gladstone and Townsville. I am an active member of several professional associations, including Secretary of the Townsville Branch of Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP), Co-chair of QASSP Indigenous Education sub-committee, Queensland Teachers Union principal union representative, and current member of the department's Principal Advisory Committee and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander State Schools Strategy Program Board.
Areas of interest
My key interest areas are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, educational leadership and social justice.
Why did you want to become a reviewer?
I previously worked as an internal reviewer in 2016 and undertook ongoing peer review work as often as I could ever since. Being a reviewer, no matter what type, is such a privilege and a wonderful way to learn the power of appreciative inquiry in school improvement.
Enjoying my first grandchild, albeit from a distance in South Africa, swimming and walking as exercise and meditation, reading non-fiction and Australian authored fiction, writing reflectively, lying in my hammock, and action research in different wine areas of Australia and hopefully in the future, overseas locations.