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Unit 8, 22 Hudson Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Course Presenters

STaR presenters are highly qualified in their field and experienced in education across a range of settings. They enjoy sharing their expertise so that educators and support workers can make immediate use of their new learning.

Dr Sarah Carlon

STaR Association, Sarah Carlon

Sarah has extensive experience educating adults in the area of special education. She has lectured in special education at the postgraduate university level and has also worked in a range of inclusive early childhood settings as an early childhood teacher and centre director. Sarah is passionate about translating research evidence into practice and supporting educators to extend their knowledge and skills in special and inclusive education.


  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Macquarie University
  • Master of Special Education, Macquarie University
  • PhD (Special Education), Macquarie University

Professional Affiliation

Megan Cooper

STaR Association, Megan Cooper

Megan has extensive experience teaching people with disabilities and is a highly skilled special educator. Her courses provide rich examples of issues that can arise and evidence-based strategies for educators to implement. She manages the programs at STaR that support children and adults with disability to have quality learning plans. Megan’s approach is to coach and mentor staff to facilitate successful lifelong learning and inclusion for people with disabilities.


  • Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), University of New England
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Early Intervention, Macquarie University
  • Master of Special Education, Macquarie University

Professional Affiliation

Philippa Wong

Elise de Jong

Sarah Roberts

Philippa and Elise are teachers with postgraduate special education qualifications. This team of highly experienced and InSpEd Certified Special Educators coach and mentor educators and support workers to enable the meaningful inclusion and learning of children and adults with disabilities across various settings. Sarah is an early childhood educator with substantial experience working with children with disabilities across several inclusive early childhood services.