WHO WE ARE
"Building foundations for life"
Yurrandaali Education works primarily with school teachers and support staff to motivate and provide tools to deal with life’s challenges. We understand that life can sometimes be overwhelming and, without access to the right information, some obstacles can appear insurmountable. We aim to provide solutions to some of the common issues that teachers and students face, inside and outside the classroom. We believe that everyone can achieve greatness if they have access to the right knowledge and opportunities.
Yurrandaali Education is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Joseph is a Kamilaroi man with a background in working with high school students and communities to increase positive learning outcomes. His unique relational approach has seen many students benefit in both their academic and personal lives, and has made Joseph a sought after mentor, lecturer and researcher. He guest-lectures at Sydney University, and has presented at multiple conferences, including the annual Successful Learning Conference.
Joseph facilitates the course "Aspects of Aboriginality".
An autistic mother of 6 in a neurodiverse household, experienced in mentoring, community building and advocacy, having worked in education settings, and with degrees in teaching and psychology, Michelle is uniquely experienced to provide professional development in the area of neurodiversity. Michelle writes and speaks on a variety of topics, including neurodiversity, identity, autism, self-discovery and self-care, human rights, injustice, inclusion, parenting, and advocacy. Visit Michelle's website.
Michelle facilitates the course "Autism & Neurodiversity in the Classroom".
Dr Criss Moore
With a Bachelor of Education, Primary (Hons), and a PHD in the Philosophy of Education, Criss has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share. She has extensive experience in working with teachers to deliver specialised knowledge for teaching reading and other support needs in schools. Criss also lectures and tutors pre-service teachers at Sydney University, and has given several presentations at international conferences.
Criss facilitates the courses "Teaching English Vocabulary" and "Language Processing Disorder".
Passionate about the topics of communication, relationships and self-care, Lisa has studied and researched for the last few years to become the newest addition to our course facilitators team. Her experience in workplace training, along with knowledge of the teaching profession makes her the perfect person to meet the professional development needs of teachers. She is skilled at course development, and oversees the creation of all Yurrandaali Education's courses. Lisa is also the main administrator of the business, and your first point of contact for all enquiries and bookings.
Lisa facilitates the courses "Engaging Students in Learning" and "Managing Your Wellbeing".