Deb has been a leading educator for 37 years and has presented professional development programs for State, Catholic and Independent schools. She has worked in the United States and has co-authored a number of books on literacy education. In 2011 Deb was the recipient of the ACEL Hedley Beare Educator of the Year Award and received a Fellowship in Leadership from ACEL in 2014. Deb has been both a Primary Principal and Principal of a Balinese Community School. She has recently retired from Ivanhoe Grammar School as Head of Plenty Campus (Prep to Year 12) and Deputy Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School (2004-2016). Deb has an expertise and passion for literacy and her workshops are based on her own classroom practice from ELC to Year 9.
Working with schools
Practical Professional Development Workshops
We are excited to be restarting our Practical Professional Development program for 2020. Please click on our Revised Semester 2 Program Booklet together with our Program Summary for Practical Professional Development, including some additional dates.
We have contacted Heidelberg Golf Club, who have put the following in place to ensure the welfare of our participants. Please note that we will be limiting participants so the regulations below are not compromised.
• Guests will be on tables
• 1.5m spacing between seats
• No more than 1 person per 4 square metres
• Hand sanitizer at entrance and on tables
• Toilets sanitized regularly
• Food serviced in individual packaging – no buffet or share platters
• Guests or staff with flu-like symptoms not permitted
Just want to wish you all the very best for the remainder of Term 2. You have experienced such unpredictable and confronting times and an enormous amount has been expected of teachers and school leaders. We are in awe of the way in which schools have responded to student needs and community expectations. We know that transitioning to online learning on a pressured timeline is no mean feat and teachers have been magnificent.
Enjoy having your children back in the classroom and happy teaching!
For a downloadable copy of the Workshop, click on the link below.Download 2020 Workshop calendar here
“Loved it! After so many years teaching, it is good to revise and learn about literacy and the better/best ways to teach this to children. I will use everything I was shown today with my class.”Spensley Street Primary School
“Very informative and inspiring. I came out of this seminar with so many great ideas and strategies. It made me rethink some of our current practices at school, as well as reaffirm approaches we are already doing.”Manchester Primary School
“Amazing and so inspiring and important - this stuff is a game changer. Deb is so inspirational and passionate. You make me want to be better and learn so much more.”Plenty Valley Christian College
“As always another amazing day. You are so passionate and easy to listen to. I have pages and pages of notes to go through and many new things I want to try and implement.”St Columba's Primary School