While working with Pearson Australia, I had the opportunity to observe Cheryl Lacey present new professional learning programs. It was a privilege to watch Cheryl at work. Cheryl’s delivery is confident and her messages are clearly presented. She has the ability to engage participants through sharing personal stories and ensuring there is opportunity for interactivity. Her enthusiasm for teaching and learning is apparent throughout her presentations.
I genuinely appreciate Cheryl. I was a skeptical participant in her work but, thanks to her perseverance and belief in my abilities, I have transitioned from frustrated classroom teacher to dedicated school leader. Cheryl’s enthusiasm, her innovativeness, and her genuine concern for those she is involved with are exemplary. Her flexibility in working with all constituencies has earned her an enviable reputation as an excellent mentor and educator who truly cares.
Cheryl is drawn to all things ‘school improvement’, keeping the learner, teacher and student at heart. Cheryl’s enthusiasm and extensive commitment to learning have kept her involved in multiple projects across Australia, as well as various global education discussions. I admire her dedication in understanding global curriculums, learning continuums and political agendas, and particularly for her strength in speaking up to clarify important matters, based on her extensive research and pedagogical understandings. Thank you for all your support in creating a range of courses to support teacher professional development across Australia.