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Philosophy

“Start where you are and grow what you know.”

Prior Learning values what you already know and do in educating diverse children.

We will challenge you to grow your expertise by providing personalised professional learning.

Susan Prior

  • Qualified and Registered Teacher with current experience;
  • Educational Consultant in gifted, special needs and inclusive education.
  • Recent workshop presentation:
"See The Potential Light Up the Future"

Qualifications

  • PhD Candidate: Australian Catholic University current
  • Masters Degree in Education: Gifted, Leadership Murdoch University Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate: Gifted and Talented: High Distinction Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Education Degree 
  • Major Special Needs: ECU (WACAE) Australia                                  
  • Diploma in Primary Teaching
  • Double Major Behavioural Science/Physical Education: Goulburn CAE NSW Australia

Current Professionals Association Memberships

MACEL: Member Australian Council of Educational Leaders
AASE: Australian Association of Special Education
QAGTC: Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children
WCGTC: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
LSTAQ: Learning Support Teachers Association of Queensland
AARE: Australian Association for Research in Education
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Awards and Scholarships

  • 2016 LSTAQ Edna Furey Grant to present and attend Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness Macau
  • 2015-2017 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Elected Australian Delegate
  • 2015 Queensland College of Teachers Research Grant. Awarded to present research paper at Australian Association of Research in Education conference Fremantle Western Australia
  • 2014 Learning Support Teacher Association scholarship for successful presentation at the Wallace 11th Research Symposium Washington DC USA 2014
  • 2008 Post Graduate Education scholarship for gifted and talented education - West Australian Gifted and Talented Children’s' Association
  • 2005 Inaugural Suzanne Bigelow Award for excellence in secondary teaching, leadership and vision for students with unique learning needs - Australian Association of Special Education WA
  • Experienced Teacher Status: Recognition for leadership amongst classroom teachers.
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