Our aim is to grow and nurture a love of reading and self
MEET THE TEAM
Director & Literacy Specialist Teacher
DIPT (Teaching Exceptional Children), B.Ed (Primary), Registered Sounds-Write Phonics Practitioner
A qualified teacher registered with the Queensland College of Teachers, Narelle has over thirty years of experience in education. Throughout her career, Narelle has worked as a classroom teacher, intervention teacher, a SPELD specialist teacher as well as being an Academic Assessor for SPELD QLD. Having opened Connect Literacy and Learning Centre in 2014, Narelle continues to fulfil her passion for helping primary school children struggling with literacy and numeracy skills, by supporting them to reach their full potential.
As a mother of 3, Narelle understands the important role parents play in their child’s education. A parent's instincts and their unique insight into what their child’s needs are, places them in the best position to be their child’s strongest support and positive influence. With this in mind, we believe that education is a team effort and we strongly encourage our families to be involved in this aspect of their child’s learning journey.
Narelle has been trained in Dyslexia Level 1 and 2, Hickey Multisensory Language Course, Cracking the ABC Code, Sounds-Write, Reading Simplified and Lindamood Bell Seeing Stars.
Speech Pathologist (currently on leave)
BSpThy, MSc, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
A certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia with thirty years of experience working in Australia and the UK. Karen has a particular interest in working with children with speech, language, and literacy difficulties.
Literacy Specialist Teacher
A qualified teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience in the UK, Rochelle is registered with the Queensland College of Teachers and as a Specialist Teacher with Speld QLD. Throughout her teaching career, Rochelle has worked as a classroom teacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and, most recently, as a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher and Assessor (in the UK). Rochelle is passionate about working with children who find reading, writing and spelling difficult and ultimately supporting them to reach their literary goals. Rochelle also has post-graduate qualifications in Special Educational Needs Coordination and Teaching and Assessing Pupils with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties and is trained to deliver the Sounds-Write programme.