I always said it would take an amazing job offer to move me from Strathcona. After being a school teacher for over 22 years, I am entering the IT industry as an Education Consultant.

As of July 2013 I will be working for Adobe in a new position as their Senior Education Consultant for Asia Pacific. Based in Melbourne, this is a very exciting opportunity to work and travel across the Asia Pacific region visiting education conferences, education seminars,  schools, universities and government education authorities following a major passion of mine – promoting the value of using ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) to enhance creativity in the teaching and learning process.

Main aspects of the new job include:

  • Connecting into the education speaker circuit in APAC region to present regularly at key events across Asia

  • Be seen as a thought leader in relation to the application of technology in the education sector in the region

  • Be a spokesperson for Adobe with the education media in the region

  • Develop key relationships with government education departments, higher education institutions and the K-12 sector throughout APAC

  • Provide insight into the needs of students and educators to Adobe internal development, sales and marketing teams

  • Drive strategies and tactics around active use programs for Adobe software in the education sector

  • Help run Adobe’s APAC education forum and smaller CIO roundtables across the region on a regular basis

  • Support the relationship with key Adobe education clients, in particular the WA and NSW Education Departments

My school teaching career has spanned over 22 years in three great Melbourne Schools (Kingswood College 1991 – 1995, Carey Baptist Grammar School (1996- 2000) and Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School (2000 to 2013). I have learned so much from the teachers, administrators and students  I have worked with and I am very proud of what I have been able to achieve as a school teacher and school administrator.  Now I begin a new stage of my education career and look forward to the many challenges ahead.

I can honestly say that I have loved every role I have played throughout my school teaching experiences. My family will testify that hardly a day went by when I did not come home buzzing about what my students had achieved. Now I have the amazing opportunity of seeing what is happening in education systems around the world and I look forward to sharing my experiences with international and local audiences both face to face and online.

I will still be continuing as the Vice President of VITTA and the C0-Director of the Building Bridges program.

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