Summer has been working in education for over 18 years. She’s been a teacher, education leader, policy maker, advocate and facilitator of learning for students and professionals across every system and sector in Australia and works to ensure teachers have every support they need to succeed and thrive.
With expert knowledge in learning experience design, design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental education, Summer has taught in schools across Australia & the USA, taught Master of Teaching units at Sydney University and delivered global projects with teams including The Global Education Taskforce on SDGs reporting to the United Nations, IDEO’s Teacher Guild and AITSL.
Summer has also delivered professional learning for audiences across Australia and the globe including ACEL, Middle Years of Schooling Association, American Middle Level Education, ISTE, Northern Territory Government, Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet and TEDx. Summer saw a need to support Learning and Development teams to inspire and execute their education and learning strategies, and founded the The Eventful Learning Co, an organisation supporting great teams to design and deliver great learning experiences, create high impact content and develop strategies projects. Summer is a key figure behind some of Australia’s most forward-thinking learning and innovation strategies for education systems, non-profits and organisations, including positioning students as decision makers in their learning with The Northern Territory Learning Commission, the NSW DOVES Group, supporting the National and Local Highly Accomplished & Lead Teacher (HALT) Networks, re-imagining the visitor experience with the Education team at Zoos Victoria and the Princes Trust Australia ACHIEVE program to name a few.
Summer holds a double Bachelors degree in Arts (Geography & History) and Education and a Masters degree in Science (Geographical Education), has been twice named on the annual Educator Hotlist, holds a Global Paul Harris Fellowship for services to Girl’s Education and is a two-time finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Melbourne).