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
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
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
Philippa, Elise and Lisa are all teachers with postgraduate special education qualifications. This team of highly experienced and InSpEd Certified Special Educators coaches and mentors 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.