Business & Communications Manager
Julie lives with her husband and three teenage boys at Corack East within the heart of the Buloke Shire where they operate a mixed cropping and livestock enterprise.
Julie has a BA (Public Relations) from RMIT and more than two decades of experience working in communications and engagement, strategic planning, community development and leadership.
She loves working with the North Central LLEN as she is passionate about ensuring all children have access to the opportunities and resources they need to follow their dreams in education and life regardless of where they live and their socio-economic background.
Phone: 0409 983 270
Julie lives near Lake Wooroonook with her husband and two children, where they operate an agribusiness that contracts services to the farming community.
Currently the Office Manager at the NCLLEN, Julie has had a myriad of former roles including retail management, employment services and office administration.
She is passionate about rural communities - particularly Charlton where she was born and still lives) and volunteers as the Treasurer on a range of community committees.
Phone: 03 5491 1144
Special Projects Manager
Jerri has a breadth of experience having worked in education and training, community development, human resource, business management, community health and local government. Over the last 35 years Jerri has lived and worked in rural communities and is linked to the agriculture industry through family ties to a 5th generation mixed farming enterprise.
She is passionate about ensuring that decisions which impact on children, young people and rural communities are influenced by those who will be most affected and based on evidence.
Jerri’s personal interests include fitness activities, travel and the extended family. In an ideal world, having time to read the newspapers from cover to cover every weekend while drinking multiple Café latte`s would make her very happy!
Phone: 0427 952 042
Strong Families Strong Children
Phone: 0491 776 984
Mary-Ann has had a very diverse working life including Small Business Ownership, Clothing Manufacturing, Education Support, Customer Service, Finance, Job Network & Group Training, Hospitality, Retail, and Administration.
This wealth of experience is invaluable in her role of supporting students to find and participate in work placements as part of their VCAL studies and her role with the Broader Horizons program.
Mary-Ann enjoy assisting young people to explore and find their area of interest through hands-on industry experiences. She is constantly amazed at the support local employers give to our young people and the generosity of local business willing to give up their time and knowledge to provide young people with industry experience to assist them in their career pathway.
Phone: 0400 696 156
Phone: 0419 819 212
Careers Education Program
Originally from Bendigo, Sue now lives at St Arnaud with her young family. She has qualifications in Business, HR and Marketing which she put to good use with DON KRC at Castlemaine before deciding to complete a Dip Ed so she could share her skills with others.
Her teaching career took her across regional Victoria with time at McAuley College (Dooboobetic, Braemar College (Woodend), Australian Technical College (Bendigo), and Charlton College where she predominantly taught Business subjects, VCAL and Careers.
Over the last seven years Sue has been a Careers Development Practitioner with the North Central LLEN working with students in Years 10-12 at St Arnaud College, Donald High School, and Charlton College.
In her spare time Sue enjoys camping, walking the dog with the family, and holidaying at the beach.
Phone: 0429 426 950
Careers Education Program MATES Mentoring
Barb was a secondary English teacher for many years and has worked in adult education, presenting vocational training and has taught English for short periods of time in China and Laos. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling which lead to her current position at the North Central LLEN as a Career Practitioner and Project officer.
Living on a sheep and cropping farm between Boort and Pyramid Hill, with two adult children who live in Melbourne, Barb enjoys travelling, being outdoors, getting people together and most of all, supporting young people to take up opportunities and fulfil their potential.
Barb meets with young people in schools to discuss their Career plans, identifying their strengths, interests, exploring different pathways and career options. Currently working at Pyramid Hill College,
She is also a member of the Buloke Loddon L2P team helping support young learner drivers and volunteer mentors wanting to be a part of the program
Phone: 0477 242 485
Careers Education Program
Angela graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education and has taught at Boort District School for 25 years, predominately in Maths and Science.
She has always been passionate about helping and inspiring young people and has additional qualifications Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare and a Graduate Certificate in Career Development to increase her knowledge and skill set.
Angela is heavily involved in numerous sporting clubs in the local community and in particular hockey at an Association and state level. This has enabled her to interact with many of the young people in each school on a different front.
She loves being on the journey of discovery with the students in the schools and following up on their pathway through destination tracking and is always amazed at how flexible, resilient and adaptable our young people are and how they strive to succeed.
Phone: 0429 148 399
Flexible Learning Options (FLO) Program Manager
Navigator - Southern Mallee
Tanya has been coordinating the FLO (Flexible Learning Options) program at Charlton College for the North Central Principal’s Cluster since 2016. The FLO program assists disengaged young people to stay engaged with their education.
She has had an interesting journey to get where she is today. Originally a Queenslander, Tanya studied performing arts at James Cook University in Townsville before moving to Melbourne to follow her dream of working in theatre.
While pursuing theatre work in Melbourne she also worked in numerous hospitality jobs, was a subcontractor courier for Kmart, and her most unusual job was working for a small educational incursion business that visited schools with a mobile planetarium.
After graduating university for the second time she left the big smoke in 2009 and accepted a primary teaching job in Navarre, before taking a year off in 201 and working at McCallum Disability services in St. Arnaud supporting residents in respite care.
By this time Tanya never imagined returning to regular classroom teaching but saw an advertisement for the FLO position and thought she'd give education another chance and is so glad I did.
"Over the years I have had the privilege of supporting numerous young people in our district to stay connected with their education. To say I love my job is an understatement. I’m just glad it found me."
Phone: 0407 264 651
Flexible learning options (FLO) teacher
Growing up in QLD, Fiona moved to Bendigo in 1999 to complete a Bachelor Degree in Outdoor Education and Diploma Education at Latrobe University. Fiona has 17 years of teaching experience in various local schools in the Buloke and Loddon Shires. She has taught a variety of subjects including P.E, Food Technology, English, Humanities, VCAL and Outdoor Education. She is a mother of three and helps her husband with the running the family farm at Wychitella.
Fiona’s personal interests include developing and being involved in the local theatre production company, BBAC productions. She also loves family holidays, playing games - especially ‘Dutch Blitz’.
Fiona started teaching in the FLO program in 2020 and loves the support, diversity and flexibility that FLO provides her students.
Phone: 03 5491 1144
Buloke Loddon L2P Program
Peter is a member of the FLO team and also works on the Buloke Loddon L2P program.
He is passionate about helping people learn new skills and develop existing ones. He gets great enjoyment when people have an idea and work towards making it a reality. The real fun begins when that idea is then pushed in complexity to produce something new.
Peter studied Visual Arts at La Trobe University and has worked a wide variety of jobs in his time. Everything ranging from dog training to hospitality, from factory work to construction in the NT and WA outback, as well as Sand Blasting. Even one that involved putting holes in kitchen sinks.
Phone: 03 5491 1144