A classroom educator for over twenty five years, Kerry is now energised by leadership positions that prioritise the wellbeing of both staff and students. Having led wellbeing across both primary and K-12 school contexts, Kerry currently holds the position of Assistant Principal at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Pymble. She has completed her Masters of Education (Wellbeing and Inclusive Education) and is passionate about the role of schools in building and maintaining resilient communities.
Kerry's professional interests include Positive Education, Restorative Practices, Universal Design for Learning, Self Determination Theory and leadership. She has extended her teaching to post-graduate students as a sessional tutor in the Fostering Positive Behaviour unit for secondary Masters of Teaching students, is a Tertiary Supervisor and was recently engaged to mark the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment for Pre-Service Teachers at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
Kerry lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two teenage sons and gorgeous spoodle, Frankie. Her favourite thing to do after a busy work day is to put on an uplifting podcast and take Frankie on a long walk.
A desire to improve the wellbeing of educators, particularly those working in team-based learning environments led to Kerry working with Dr. Paul Atkins in 2019 to facilitate research and plan interventions to support school staff. This led to further training as a ProSocial Facilitator in the same year, and then involvement as a coach for facilitators in 2020. Kerry engages with international educators, researchers and wellbeing professionals through the international ProSocial network and is a member of the Australasian ProSocial Community of Practice.
Kerry is currently working with teachers to implement elements of ProSocial, such as the ACT Matrix and Core Design Principles, and is keen to connect with others engaging in similar work.