Some comments about our work…
Lisa has worked closely with the Heads of Faculty to drive curriculum and pedagogical change. Lisa is a systems thinker and creatively designed and developed a Curriculum Planning tool for our school. The tool maps and tracks curriculum and instruction, bringing about accountability and transparency of planned practice. The tool has encouraged professional learning conversations around our whole school approach to our pedagogy.
Lisa’s achievements have been nothing short of inspiration. Her coaching method (cajoling, encouragement) and high expectations have now resulted in a school that has a full curriculum from Years 5 – 10 operating in a common pedagogical framework. Lisa has engage staff who were originally wary of the benefits of the structure, to these same staff collaborating and writing their own units.
Lisa has many gifts. She is highly organised, always meets time deadlines and is most knowledgeable. She is a natural leader and above all has an empathy and understanding of staff. She has a wonderful sense of fun and humour. (Julie Quinn, Dean of Studies, St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace)
Lisa worked with our staff over a two year period to implement a whole school pedagogical framework (Dimensions of Learning) and to coach staff to write the new Australian Curriculum units of work using the framework. My staff found Lisa to an exceptional knowledge of all curriculum areas that allowed her to lead them through this challenging process; one of Lisa’s great strengths in this is that she does not do the writing for the staff but rather effectively coaches them to develop their own skills and confidence. I have found her modelling of this process to our curriculum middle leaders to be very effective in further developing their leadership skills also. (Cathy O’Kane, Deputy Principal – Studies. St Rita’s College)
Lisa on behalf of the college, please accept our gratitude and thanks for your support of our teachers over the past year and a half. Your skills, energy and passion for learning has been wonderful. (Brendan Cahill, Principal Brigidine College)
Lisa, Thank you for more than just consultancy in working with the teachers of Marymount College. It has been a shared journey of evaluation and renewal, hard work and challenge, collegiality and friendships…. and onwards we shall go as we look to 2016. (Chris Noonan, Principal Marymount College)
Thank you for all the effort and time you have put into organising this training for us. I think we all appreciated your passion and thoroughness. Lisa is a very clear, interesting and energetic presenter. (L Swann – Xavier College)
Thank you for your “Pedagogical Leadership” presentation. Your energy and authoritative knowledge fed my imagination as a Curriculum Leader. I look forward to working on the “trickles”, hoping for the “gush” because of the challenges you laid down today. (T Riordan – St Laurence’s College)
Lisa was great. She is patient and informative. Her individual planning sessions to assist in unit planning and writing are invaluable. (Mary-Jane, St Joseph’s College)
Thank you for presenting to us at our Leadership program on “Enhancing Pedagogy.” You helped me understand that in this time of curriculum reform we need to have a clear picture of where we are headed as educational leaders and how we are going to get there. We are very appreciative of your knowledge and practical advice and hope we remember your words of wisdom as we strive to achieve pedagogical excellence. (K Avernall – BCE – Out of the Box Leadership Program)
Thank you for taking the time to talk with us at our course recently. I understand much more clearly now the essential elements of a “whole school framework.” It has been a most helpful lense to examine my current school’s frameworks and prepare for the future. We are very appreciative of your dedication to quality teaching and learning and the engaging manner in which you shared your experience and wisdom.(Marissa – BCE- Out of the Box Leadership Program)
The sessions have not only been informative but also provided relevant modelling to enable enable implementation and classroom planning. (Ruth – Brigidine College)
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience with us over the last three days. We appreciate your professionalism.(Josephine – St Thomas More College)
The pedagogical training sessions were really well structures and presented in a clear and engaging way. I now have quite a strong understanding of good practice even after three days and feel equipped to be able to embed these in next term’s unit.
(Korryn – Brigidine College)
I believe all the sessions were well paced and engaging. Lisa you were a great presenter – thank you. (Sharlene, St Rita’s College)
Thank you so much again for present to our staff – it was exactly what we needed at this stage of our planning and feedback from other participants has been overwhelmingly positive. (A Layton – Whitsunday Anglican College.)
Lisa is passionate and professional – a killer combo. The sessions were great and so inspiring. I feel reinvigorated about my pedagogy. (Susan, St Joseph’s College.)
I want to let you know how much we enjoyed your assistance yesterday by your conducting such a quality session for our teachers. You did everything I wanted to achieve by engaging your services and delivered the concepts and ideas with such clarity and enthusiasm. We are very grateful and of course we look forward to working with you again next term. Teachers have commented favourably. We are really thrilled about the alignment between what you did and our days this term. We very pleased indeed with the outcome! (Susan – St Kieran’s, Brighton)
Thank you so much for your time over the past few days, you have explored the meta-analysis well and this will help me in my planning. It was excellent. Thank you for all the wonderful explanations and activities to support lessons. It’s really fantastic that you support teachers with supplying templates so that it’s much easier for teachers to begin to embed the theory into their planning and teaching straight away. (Whitsunday Anglican School)
Thank you for supporting our Leaders – and getting our A Team started with the ASOT. (Corinda High State School)