ABOUT US

Elevated Education's trainers have a combined classroom and school management experience spanning over 50 years with extensive experience across all sectors including Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Education.

 

We have worked extensively in the classroom and in advisory roles supporting and training teachers, education assistants and parents.

We have worked internationally in schools spanning different sectors and have extensive experience within both the public and private education systems within Australia.

Not only that, between us, we are parents to five georgous children with diagnosed special needs including  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia, so we understand the perspectives of both the educator and the parent.

 

We are excited to share this knowledge with you and your educational community. Experience has shown us that deep and real learning is a direct result of high quality engaging teaching, and positive and respectful relationships and this underpins everything we do at Elevated Education.

 

We have carefully collated a range of professional learning opportunities for you, that allow you to further develop your skills please see our PD workshops page for more information.

 

We would be excited work with you to develop targeted training to meet the specific needs of your setting or school development plan, should you require this.

 
 

Rachael Wilkinson

Rachael has been a High School teacher for over twenty five years, training and working in schools in low socio-economic areas in the North of England, before emigrating to Australia, where she taught in both the public and private sector for eight years.  Having a subject specialism in Woodwork, Metalwork and Food, Rachael often was tasked with teaching many of the most challenging students, with a range of high needs, academically, socially and emotionally.  This experience has taught her some valuable skills in positively engaging students, managing challenging behaviour,, supporting students with educational needs and most importantly enabling each student to realise their own potential and achieve it.

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Having a strong interest in how to motivate students using positive strategies, Rachael has furthered her studies in the areas of Growth Mindset and Behaviour and Goals as motivation sources. She is a certified Positive Educator and is working towards a diploma in Educational Psychology.

Rachael is a sessional lecturer at Edith Cowan University, working with students on curriculum in the school of Education. Understanding and presenting curriculum in an exciting way is one of her passions and she loves to pass on this knowledge.

Working in a variety of diverse schools including exclusive private schools, attendance centres and schools in low social economic areas, Rachael has developed a deep empathy for the experiences and difficulties children face and addressing this is at the front and centre of her practice.

Rachael is a mum to three teenagers, two with diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Auditory Processing Disorder. The limited support they have received within schools is her motivation behind working for Elevated Education. She believes teachers can have a profound effect, both negative and positive upon young people. She has seen the difference excellent pedagogy within the classroom can mean to the self esteem and future of young people with her own students and wants this for all children.

Rachael has been a mentor to many qualified and trainee teachers throughout her career. She is an experienced educational leader working as a Head of Faculty and Head of Year. Rachael has discovered that her true passion lies in supporting teachers and is now lecturing at Edith Cowan University alongside her work with Elevated Education. She is keen to share her expertise with you. 

Kay Harris

 

Kay always wanted to be a teacher, and at the ripe old age of five, she was running her very own, and very effective classroom from her cubby house, with her poor abiding sister and her gaggle of dolls as very compliant pupils. 

 

With thirty years in education, working as a teacher, leader, education advisor and consultant Kay has been privileged to work with pupils, teachers, educators, parents and school leaders in a range of contexts both in Australia and abroad. She brings great depth and diversity to her understanding of educational practices, challenges and trends.

 

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Mally Hart has spent many years working as a Senior Librarian in City Libraries across the Perth metropolitan region. She, of course, is an avid reader and has drummed into all her adult children the importance of reading!  She has been active in making libraries accessible to all members of the community including those people with additional needs. 

 

We are delighted to have Mally on our team as our senior editor, her sharp eye and knowledge of the English language (learning Latin at school certainly helped there!) will most certainly ensure that our resources are spot on.

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