Anna is a teaching specialist in the field of learning disabilities and sensory impairment (hearing and additional disabilities). She is the professional experience coordinator for preservice teachers undertaking initial teacher education courses in special and inclusive education. Anna works as a consultant in schools to evaluate current practices around inclusivity and ways to address and promote educational excellence for learners with disability and learning disabilities. She collaborates with leaders to design and implement evidence informed school-based processes and practices and delivers professional learning on-site for all staff as required. Anna has been a primary class teacher, an early childhood teacher, inclusive education teacher in secondary settings, and a special education consultant supporting general education and specialist teachers in the areas of personalised learning, inclusive curricula, differentiation, individual education plans and inclusive classroom practices.
DipT (Sturt-CAE), Grad Dip Spec Ed - HI (Deakin University), M Special Ed (Flinders University)
2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Awarded, in collaboration with Dr Jane Jarvis (Team Leader) and Dr Carol Le Lant
In receiving a Citation, you have been recognised as being among Australia's most exceptional university teachers. You have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to student learning through your dedication to quality teaching. Your work is valued highly by your students, University and the Australian Government.
2017 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. In collaboration with Dr Jane Jarvis (Team Leader) and Dr Carol Le Lant: For outstanding industry collaboration, and innovative design and delivery that models inclusive teaching and authentic assessment, in topics on differentiation and inclusion for pre-service teachers.
Lecturer: Learning disabilities, Sensory impairment and Inclusive education
Professional experience coordinator: Final Years BED (ECE, PR and Secondary)/ BDS students. MTeach Primary and Secondary (Special and Inclusive Education)
Community and Professional Engagement: Working with schools to evaluate current educational practices and determine effective personalised supports for students with disabilities and learning disabilities
Research and Scholarship: Australian Curriculum and students with disabilities
: Learning disabilities
: Personalised learning and supports
: Multi-tiered systems of support
Professional engagement with leaders and teachers evaluating and implementing personalised learning and support for students with learning disabilities
Professional learning for leaders and teachers: learning disabilities
Evaluating school policy, processes and practices for inclusivity at tier one, two and three
Teacher education: individual learning plans
Special and Inclusive education: pre-service teacher progress, development and contribution to scholarship
Member: Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
Member: Research in Inclusive and Specialised Education (RISE) Flinders Univeristy
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