My name is Noella Mackenzie and I am currently working as an Independent Education Consultant. I still have a relationship with Charles Sturt University in the capacity of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education. I am also a very proud Senior Fellow with the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)
While my career has always been in education, there have been four distinct phases. The first phase was as classroom teacher – teaching children from 5-12 years of age in a number of primary schools. The second phase of my career saw me working as a specialist professional development provider working with teachers in early intervention and special education. The third phase had me working as an academic at Charles Sturt University. That role involved me teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and conducting research.
In my fourth and current phase of my career I am working as an Independent Education Consultant providing support to school systems and schools.
My journey into teaching began with a Diploma of Education (Early Childhood) from Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga NSW. My Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and Doctor of Education qualifications were all earned at LaTrobe University in Melboourne, Vic and were spread out over a number of years as I studied part time and worked full time. I completed my doctorate in 2004 and started work at Charles Sturt University in the same year.
Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work in NSW, Victoria and the ACT as well as in California and Canada. In my capacity as an academic I have visited classrooms and Early Childhood Centres in the US (California and Ohio), UK (England, Ireland and Scotland), Finland and Iceland.
Academia Link: https://csu-au.academia.edu/NoellaMackenzie
Google Scholar Profile Link: http://scholar.google.com.au/citationa?hl=en&user=EDQgVPEAAAAJ