Education

Diploma in Teaching (Primary Education with majors in Art & Science & qualified Early Learning Teacher)
Armidale College of Advanced Education, NSW

Post Graduate Diploma – Creative Writing
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries

Certificate in Proofreading
The Writing School, Sackville Academy

Awards

2015 Finalist 3rd place: Charlie’s Secret
Creative Kids Tales – Deep Forest Competition

2015 Highly Commended: Paper Boat Races
Jackie Hosking’s Spring Competition

2015 Finalist 2nd place: What the Artist Knows
Sunshine Coast Literary Association

2014 Finalist 3rd place: Caretta C – A Turtle’s Tale
Creative Kids Tales – The Journey Competition

2014 Manuscript selected: Holiday Mischief
Published on Kid’s Book Review website

2014 Finalist 3rd place: Pan & the Come Back Kid
Creative Kids Tales – The Key Competition

2012 Finalist 1st place: Angels in PJs
Brisbane Writers Festival

Coaching

30 years teaching experience  (both State & Independent schools)

Mentor for Bachelor of Education students  (both State & Independent schools)

Primary Curriculum development writer  (both State & Independent schools including Prep Curriculum for Independent school)

Workshop Tutor for Bachelor of Education students

Experienced tutor of Primary students  (specialising in English and Creative Writing)

Primary Extension teacher/coordinator/facilitator & program developer for Gifted & Talented Programs for primary aged students – creative writing workshops