I absolutely loved how Pina unpacked the Seven Steps and explained in such a practical way how to explicitly teach each step. Pina was engaging, inspiring and totally, totally passionate.
– Kylie South
Pina has taught Prep to Year 6 in some of the toughest and some of the best schools in both Catholic and private education. Her wide range of experience in positions of responsibility has meant she is a specialist in gifted education and children with learning difficulties. She also has taught an eclectic range of subjects including art, PE, drama, maths and, of course, literacy. Pina has teaching qualifications in B.Ed (primary) and Dip Teaching (primary).
As a Seven Steps presenter
As a presenter, Pina is vibrant, dynamic and always practical. She has used the Seven Steps in classrooms throughout Victoria, talks from experience and her passion shines through.
In the community
Pina is a recipient of the Menzies Community Australia Day Award for her long-standing work as advocate and leader in the community. She has led action groups in Councils after the floods and led the Royal Children’s Hospital appeal in her area. Her latest project has been to be part of the action group to bring water to the town of Kanthi in Africa.
Her love for sport has led her from the shores of Rio de Janerio managing a soccer expedition, to volunteering at the Sydney Olympics.