Brie Handcock

‘As a primary school teacher, I have worked with many children and families from diverse backgrounds, including those experiencing trauma and disadvantage. I know that more needs to be done in the early childhood sector to provide all children with the opportunity to thrive. I’m very excited to be working with a team that are making a real difference at addressing the key issues for those experiencing disadvantage in Australia.’

Brie is a Program and Communications Officer, Early Childhood at SVA. She is part of the Young Children Thriving team, working towards proactive and responsive systems that deliver strong prevention and early support for children and families experiencing disadvantage.

Prior to joining SVA, Brie worked as a teacher across several primary schools in both Melbourne and regional Victoria. In these roles she has enjoyed being an active member of many school committees, helping to coordinate school events and community fundraisers, and is passionate about delivering initiatives that help the lives of children and their families. Brie’s passion for cooking and healthy food education, assisted the delivery and implementation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program to children during their early education. Brie also was involved in managing and delivering the Respectful Relationships program in schools to reduce family violence.