To fill you all in on a little of my background prior to being at Pender's Grove - I have just completed 5 years as Assistant Principal at Preston North East Primary. I worked at PNE for 10 years as, at various times, a classroom teacher, welfare coordinator, Music specialist and ICT specialist. Many years ago now in 1990 I began my teaching career at Wales St. Primary as a music specialist. In 2002 I had a year away from teaching working at an engineering firm as a training coordinator. I live locally in Darebin, and have for many years, so have a good understanding of the community and local area. My wife Trish works at Deakin University in the area of Children's Literature and I have two daughters, one that works as a social worker and one that attends a local high school.
I really look forward to meeting everyone in the Pender's community over the
coming weeks and months. After being a parent member of the community for many years it is terrific to be back as a staff member and Principal. I must
also say thank you to Glendy for the great job she did leading the community for many years and putting the school in such a terrific position to continue to
grow and develop. We can only look forward to the great opportunities and