Presenter Profile - Glenda Seawright

GLENDA SEAWRIGHT IS THE CO-PRESENTER OF ‘THE MAGICAL KEY TO LITERACY’; A HALF-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AND PARENTS.

GLENDA SEAWRIGHT has dedicated her working life to education, gaining a reputation in both the State and Independent areas of primary teaching in Queensland.  From her early days as a classroom teacher, Glenda’s interests leaned towards curriculum, oral language and early childhood education.  

As a foundation member of staff, in the independent sector, Glenda accepted the position of Head of Infant School where her deep involvement in early childhood education became evident.  Later, when in the position of Head of Junior School, Glenda travelled overseas to gather information and research on early childhood teaching philosophies and the advantages of innovative learning techniques, prior to setting up Prep in its first introductory year in Queensland.  Glenda then went on to establish one of Brisbane’s most successful Early Learning Centres.

Over the years, Glenda has made a great contribution to education.  Her involvement in the capacity of past State Chairperson of the Junior School Head’s Association of Australia (JSHAA), a member of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Consultation Group, a Consultative Committee member of the Middle Years of Schooling Association of Queensland, Treasurer of the JSHAA and as a past member of the National Executive Council of the Australian Primary Principals Association has been well documented.

Glenda is very much aware of the changing face of today’s education and has current membership to a number of  research based professional associations including, but not limited to, the Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandra Virginia USA.  For this reason, Glenda is well able to stay informed of new educational trends at state, national and international level.   Glenda is a recipient of an ASG National Excellence in Teaching State and Territory Award. 

Glenda’s passion for the implementation of oral language through the curriculum for early childhood education has long been recognised.   Over the years, her workshop ‘The Magical Key to Literacy’, has assisted  many early childhood teachers and parents by demonstrating ways in which literature can be used to develop skills that are essential to success.