27 years experience in a range of education settings including rural and remote, State, Catholic and Independent sectors, Australia and International
Head of Junior School
Director of Teacher Performance and Development
Primary and Secondary Teacher
Masters of Education - Leadership and Management (2011)
Bachelor of Education (1994)
Bachelor of Teaching (1991)
Certified Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Assessor
0438 118 756
Northern Territory Remote School Principals Conference
A wonderful opportunity to lead a 2 day conference for all remote school principals of Northern Territory in March, 2019.
“Jodie developed a workshop covering Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership and Managing Conflict for the Teaching Principals of 24 small, remote schools. Jodie has spent some time at Imanpa School in 2018 and again this year, so has developed an understanding of the Teaching Principal role. Teaching Principals are generally full time teachers and have significant administration and ‘principal’ workloads on top of their normal classroom duties. Over the two days, Jodie developed relationships with many of the Teaching Principals and we are excited to continue our work with her throughout Central Australia to work with individual schools and with the whole group.”
Remote Schools Support Unit
Jodie is a highly professional and engaging presenter who is passionate about improving teacher practice. Jodie was approachable and flexible in planning the workshop in collaboration with the leadership team. She presented a one day coaching workshop that was differentiated to meet the needs of our staff and shared personal experiences and examples to demonstrate the effectiveness of coaching. The workshop allowed staff to reflect, practise and implement new learning. We all enjoyed a productive and comprehensive day and look forward to working with Jodie and Powerful Partnerships again in the near future!
Brooke Calvert | Deputy Principal
richardson primary school, ACT
Jodie presented to the Pastoral Leaders at Daramalan College on the themes of Leadership and moving communication from Conflict to Collaboration. Her presentation is professional, relational, specific and has developed the capacity in our team. Jodie also showed flexibility in tailoring the content to meet our context and our desired outcomes of the day. The College is thankful to have a relationship with an inspiring and knowledgeable presenter and we endorse her services to others.
james Keeley | Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Yrs 9-12
Jodie developed a customised Leadership workshop for our diverse leadership team. It was an inspiring day looking at effective leadership attributes, teamwork and having difficult conversations. Every member of our team was highly engaged and got a lot out of the day. In our regular meetings we now set aside time to reflect and discuss our leadership skills to develop and improve together. Jodie’s experience, passion and professionalism were greatly appreciated. We are already planning how we can work with Jodie with our Leadership team and aspiring leaders in the future to build capacity and support professional learning. Thank you Jodie.
Priscilla Wray | Principal
During Jodie's workshop, the staff were highly engaged with models of learning, effective pedagogies and the importance of student learning. We were very pleased with your enthusiasm and , professionalism and passion in delivering these high quality strategies. Thank you for your wonderful work!
Atilla Sinik | Campus Principal
A huge thank you to you!
Thank you for organising such a wonderful set of workshops. I have been hearing some wonderful feedback from teachers and they really loved you and enjoyed your workshops. I am looking forward to reflecting with the Exec team next week and talking about where to next.
Nicole Greaves | experienced senior teacher
Brightwater State SchooL
I just wanted to say thank you for such a great PD on Friday at Willunga. I was engaged from the start to the end and I really like the way you challenged my thinking is such a positive way. I can honestly say I learnt a lot and I will use this knowledge to influence my teaching practice
Anna Symonds | beginning teacher
Yankalilla State School
Thank you very much for developing our site. The Launch went well yesterday. Staff loved having it all together on a website and did think it looked good!! Without your help we would not have gotten the site up- THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Jodie, I know we do pay you for your service BUT your professionalism, passion and being there for me and the team ready to respond at any time of night or day is beyond a financial measure. These are the things that make you such a wonderful consultant and support base. THANK YOU
Bernadette Witham | assistant principal
ryan catholic college
Working with Parents - Twilight Staff Meeting. Thanks again Jodie. I've had a few comments this morning again about how good the session was last night. Thank you for your energy and wisdom. My staff really got a lot out of your session.
narelle Harney | principal
st clare's catholic school, tully
Wonderful opportunity to have Jodie work with our staff on their second day of return to work for the year! The presentation was engaging, exciting and powerful, with the message of pedagogy, collaboration and goal setting high on the agenda... can’t thank you enough for motivating our staff at RGGS... worth every cent and more... I’m booking in early for next year- this girl is going to be busy! Thank you for breaking our data trends down to easily accessible information for our staff! An absolute gem!
michelle gouge | deputy principal
rockhampton girls grammar school
I have attended some great, and not so great, Professional Development over the course of my career and I just wanted to let you know your PD day was certainly up there with the best! It was so refreshing to be actively involved in the learning and to have the opportunity to apply this to our own curricula contexts during the actual day. Unlike so much PD, I walked away from this day having improved my teaching practice in a very tangible way! Thank you Jodie for being so in touch with how busy we are as teachers and developing a presentation which embraced this and subsequently inspired actual change!
Katie Frize | teacher
Longreach State High School
"Thanks so much for leading this afternoon. Not only did you create a positive professional learning environment but also helped me to feel empowered and more confident with what I know and can do as an educator and the Deputy of this place. Cheers and I look forward to continuing our work together."
Chris Gray | Assistant Head of Junior School
"You have been a tremendous support to me, an example of true educational leadership with integrity."
Yvonne West | English teacher, year level coordinator
townsville grammar school
"I am writing to thank you for your contribution to the Professional Orientation Week, 2015. As a result of the time that you have given in preparation for, and during your presentation at Professional Orientation Week, our students have been able to add to their knowledge not only about matters that have a bearing upon their final Professional Experience, but also about the various issues that are so important for them to understand regarding the Teaching Profession which they will soon enter. Your presentation is highly valued by both the staff and our students, especially our students as they prepare to step into the workforce as Teachers. Thank you once again for your important contribution to the success of the College of Arts, Society & Education’s 2015 Professional Orientation Week in Townsville."
Christine Bird | Team Leader, Academic Services College of Arts, Society and Education | James Cook University
Hi Jodie, I just wanted to thank you again for another great presentation/workshop around developing our learning framework. The staff really are getting involved in the process, and that is thanks, in a large part, to your enthusiastic presentation style and depth of knowledge. It really has been great working with you again this year, you just help make everything seem so manageable for me as a curriculum developer. Your advice and guidance have been invaluable.
michelle jones | apre, marian catholic school
Jodie, you were just amazing today, thank you so much. Everyone was buzzing afterwards. Also, speaking with my friends in Mt Isa, it seems you made a similar impression on them. I'm very grateful we have you in our leadership teams.