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 Online Workshops
You can still register online below or by emailing Paula Welham at [email protected]
A confirmation and tax invoice will be sent to you once processed. A further email will include an invite to the seminar via Zoom and details for logging on. Handouts will also be emailed to you prior to the seminars.
Having already presented online via Zoom, we are confident the quality of the presentations will be maintained, including allowing for questions. The PPD seminars already advertised will commence at 9:15am and finish at 3:15pm with breaks in between.
In addition, we are happy for you to contact us to discuss a professional development package that may meet your school or network needs.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or telephone Paula on 0402 421 864.
We are all being challenged as educators during this time and we hope to be able to support you along the way.
Practical Professional Development
Deb Sukarna, David Hornsby & Paula Welham
“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