Susannah joined SVA in February 2016 as a member of the Bright Spots Schools Connection team who work to support school leaders by assisting with the implementation and development of tailored school projects. She works most closely with the Powerhouse and STEM Learning Hub schools who are demonstrating educational best-practice in disadvantaged communities.

Before joining SVA, Susannah spent a number of years teaching and working with young people in a school contexts, particularly in sporting and outdoor recreational settings. She is passionate about the holistic development of students as learners and individuals, supporting quality teaching practice and equity in education. Through her involvement in The Reach Foundation, she has gained an understanding of the wide range of issues facing young people and the importance of considering the student’s voice when planning for learning.

Susannah completed a Master Degree in Teaching in 2012 which led her to a Master of Education Policy (International) at the University of Melbourne where she focused on the selection and induction of graduate teachers in a best-practice, global context.