As teachers and school counsellors, we have devoted our lives to educating young people. We have taught them, supported them and advised them. We have walked alongside them through the highs and lows from the time they set foot in school right up to landing their first graduate position.
Because we have shared the journey with thousands of young people, we have unique insights, stories and strategies to share with parents.
Ros Leyden has been a primary school principal for over 17 years, a school reviewer and now an educational consultant. She has taught in a range of primary schools including designated disadvantaged schools. Passionate about children’s wellbeing and academic achievement, she has completed extensive postgraduate studies in both curriculum and leadership. Ros recently co-authored a book on the social and emotional development of children for the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Erin Shale is a teacher and careers counsellor in a leading Melbourne secondary school. She has completed postgraduate studies in adolescent health and welfare and careers education and has published a number of books for parents, teachers and young people. Erin’s work is underpinned by a desire to help young people enjoy their studies and develop the resilience and skills required to thrive and live happy and productive lives.
Loretta Williams is a primary school teacher with over 25 years experience. She has experience in a range of school in Australia and internationally. She has held educational leadership positions with the schools she has taught. Ensuring the needs of the individual student are catered for in the classroom lead Loretta to pursue diverse and extensive postgraduate studies. These studies have been in areas of curriculum, student welfare and school leadership.