Hello, I’m Lisa and I am the Director of Possum Place. I have a Bachelor of Education in ECE, Diploma of Management in Community Services, Certificate Four in Workplace Training and Assessment as well as currently studying my Masters in Education. I rescued Possum Place as it was at risk of closure in 2012 and I have been working in the Education industry since 2000.
I enjoy working with young children providing me the opportunity to make a small difference in their life. I am passionate about applying the theories of development to the progress of the child. I spend a lot of time working in partnership with families to support their children. Lessons learnt in my career path thus far include the regulatory environment controlling the operations of the services. Another lesson I have learnt is that each child is unique and needs to be addressed as such.
Being a teacher was always my passion however, when I finished school I didn’t have the opportunity to go to university. So after having my own children, I was inspired once again and moved from marketing to Early Childhood teaching. Outside of work, I also work, like to exercise and try very hard to keep in touch with my family and children. Next year, I am excited to be able to spend more time mentoring the educators across my services.