Hi my name is Donna and I live on the Gold Coast with my beautiful teenage daughter. I graduated in 1986 with a Diploma of Teaching-specialising in Early Childhood. I have continued teaching, mainly in Queensland, however, I have taught in London and an International school in Indonesia.

I taught Preshool for 15 years before entering the primary grades. I have had many different roles the last 5 years- Early Years Co-ordinator, Head of Curriculum and I am currently  a Curriculum and Pedagogy Coach, supporting teachers towards worthwhile teaching practices. I am also involved in facilitating new, signature programs and learning support.

I decided to return to study after 30 years of teaching, with the possibility of teaching in an International School once completed. I am only managing one unit a semester due to the time constraints of working full time and raising a teenager independently.

I have enjoyed (most of the time) the challenge and the new knowledge and application I am attaining.

As part of my recent unit I have set up this PLN to connect with other educationists. I look forward to the online forum, reaching out to other teachers to help answer questions  and continuing the journey.