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Storypark is used every day by leading practitioners in 23 countries. To ensure we design our software to work in the most relevant and effective way possible we listen to our expert advisors, partners and Storypark Advocates.

Storypark Advocates are experienced educators who champion the needs of children, families and educators in their community. Want an independent opinion about how Storypark works and the difference it can make? Contact one of the friendly folks below:

Adrienne meade

Adrienne Meade Wilmington, Delaware, USA

I work in a mixed-age classroom of 2-4 year olds in a large Quaker school.

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Ali Greene Sydney, NSW, Australia

I have been working in the Early Childhood Industry for 30 years as both an Educator and in management roles for 20 years.

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Alison hughes

Alison Hughes KEARSLEY, Bolton, England

I've taught at various ages over the last 16 years - now EYFS LEAD (10 years).

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Alison Teece Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

I am an Early Childhood teacher with over 25 years experience in the field. I have worked across long day care and Kinder programs in NSW and VIC. I am currently the Kinder teacher and program coordinator of our service.

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Alyssa inu

Alyssa Inu Wellington, New Zealand

I have been playing and learning in ECE since 1999. I have had many roles in diverse centres. I have been manager of my current small mixed aged, parent co-op centre for 6 years. I am a fierce advocate for not for profit, community based ECE and the rights of the child.

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Amy Oliver Lakewood, CO, USA

I have worked in early childhood as a teacher for many years utilizing the Reggio Approach which values documentation as one of its core values. I have been training teachers and consulting with parents for the last 3 years in addition to working in the classroom.

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Anne swift

Anne-Marie Swift Westport, New Zealand

Early childhood professional first at Playcentre and now Kindergarten.

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Ariane Leeder Sydney, NSW Australia

Early childhood educator for 16 years with experience in all aspects of centre operation from untrained educator to owner/director. Qualifications in both primary teaching and early childhood education.

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Beth clements

Beth Clements Queensland, Australia

12 years of childcare experience with a strong passionate interest in the Birth-3 age group. I have worked as an educator in a variety of centres in a variety of rolls. Currently responsible for practice in over 150 centres.

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Bethany Keedwell Kanata, Ontario, Canada

I am the director and part owner of three centres in Kanata, Ontario. I have had great amounts of experience with children through volunteer work in Africa and working for the City of Ottawa. I also have done school placements through my Honours in Child and Youth Studies.

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Carly schwartz

Carly Schwartz Baltimore, MD, USA

Early Childhood Educator, mid-size center director, mother of 2.

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Carole adams

Carole Adams Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

I've been in the industry for 16 years, and prior to that I had four children who all went to Childcare. I've seen the industry change over the years, from both sides as a parent and Educator. Storypark has been such an asset to our business, and now as a Grandmother I'm enjoying the benefits of keeping up to date with what my grandchildren are doing at Kindy while I'm overseas.

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Catherine schwarz

Catherine Schwarz Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Worked previously as a Primary School Teacher. Have worked the last nine years at One World for Children as an Early Childhood Teacher. I coordinated the introduction of the Early Years Learning Framework into the centre in 2009 and became the Educational Leader.

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Cecile doyen

Cecile Doyen The Hague, Netherlands

I'm a consultant in educational matters, with particular expertise in early childhood development and education, language development and international education. I'm based in The Hague working with an Amsterdam based NGO (Aflatoun International). Prior to supporting Aflatoun, I worked for the International Baccalaureate (IB), looking after the global development of its curriculum, with particular attention to early childhood education and language learning for K-12 education.

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Chelsea Peason Bouder, CO USA

I have worked for the past 6 years at Children's House Preschool in Boulder Colorado, using Storypark for about 3 years now. I also work for the City of Boulder Therapeutic Recreation program EXPAND , allowing people with disabilities access to recreational programs and camps.

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Claire robins

Claire Robins Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I have worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and Director since 1998. Throughout my working life I have encountered wonderful people and communities who have inspired me, challenged me and helped me define who I am as an educator.

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Danielle clarke

Danielle Clarke Queensland, Australia

I have been in the child care industry for approximately 11 years and have my Advanced Diploma in Children's Services.

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David voegele

David Voegele St. Albans VT

I am focused on the need for High Quality & Affordable early learning services, particularly in rural Vermont. I previously worked for 4 years as the Executive Director for the Early Care & Learning Council for the state of New York.

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Dianne Butler Mardi, Central Coast, Australia

I began my career on a mobile preschool in the outback travelling and setting up preschool on a shoestring budget in local community halls 35 years ago. I have experience in mobiles, long day care, community based preschools, TAFE, Department of Education and Aboriginal education. I have worked as a teacher, director and non teaching director as well as taking responsibility for larger and smaller teams.

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Elizabeth Arenas Thomas Amsterdam, Netherlands

I have worked in Latin America, Turkey and the Netherlands as a school psychologist and in the past 16 years as an Early Years Educator. I have a masters in Early Childhood Education and am doing doctoral research in the field of inclusion in various countries. My particular interest is in advocating for the rights of children to have their voices heard on decisions that affect their daily lives in education.

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Elizabeth lupton

Elizabeth Lupton Northcote, Auckland New Zealand

ECE teacher for 26 years. Centre Director for 12 years.

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Gemanar Miglena Cristina Brunei

Teacher wearing many hats.

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Jackie harrington

Jackie Harrington Rochester, Minnesota, USA

I am the owner and sole-operator of First Five Years Family Child Care, a licensed program in the state of Minnesota caring for and educating children in their first five years. In addition, I am an approved Minnesota Center for Professional Development trainer meeting the professional development needs of other early childhood practitioners.

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Kara gregg

Kara Gregg Norman Park, Queensland, Australia

Community based kindergarten affiliated with C&K.

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Katrina mckay

Katrina McKay Brisbane, Queensland

I started Early Childhood Education when I was 18 years old as a Kindergarten Resource Person in NZ. I then moved onto training in Level 3 ECE and worked with PORSE in NZ for 7 years in varying roles (Adminstrator and Home Educator). I completed my Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Years 0-8 with Massey University extramurally, and then moved to Australia where I am now in my current position (15 years on from when I first started in the industry).

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Kerrie llewellyn

Kerrie Llewellyn Melbourne, Australia

I have been teaching Kindergarten for the past 20 years. Prior to this I taught Home Economics in High School for several years.

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Kim mcmahon

Kim McMahon Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

I am a RECE, as well as Montessori trained. I have also worked as a consultant since 2010, supporting programs with quality initiatives.

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Krista carter

Krista Carter Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Originally from Ottawa I have spent 20 years in the early childhood education field. The bulk of my career was spent educating in kgt/school age programs. I left the front line as I identified a need in the Alberta sector for professional learning and subsequently completed my studies in adult education with this intent in mind. I am currently working in a consulting capacity trying to raise the level of quality in early learning programs and further professional practices where I can.

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Kylie mclean

Kylie McLean Wanganui, New Zealand

I am fully registered Early Childhood Educator with 8 years teaching experiences. For the last four years I have been working in a mixed age centre with children ages 2 - 5 years old and I currently use Storypark in my everyday teaching practice.

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Mallori Bernstein Meza Poway, San Diego, USA

I've been in the ECE field for 12 years. I have a BA in ECE and I have worked with in many programs. Project based education has always been at the heart of my work.

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Margaret schneider

Margaret Schneider Caboolture, Queensland Australia

Worked in field of early childhood education for 38 years as a Director or Co-Director of a non-profit community kindergarten affiliated with Creche & Kindergarten Association Queensland, Australia.

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Maria lallier

Maria Lallier New York, USA

I am originally from Utica, New York. I started working in child care in 1997 and instantly gained a passion in working with young children and a vision to one day own a preschool. In 2002, while working at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, in Charlotte, NC I was introduced to The Reggio Emilia Approach. This changed my life in the field of early childhood, as my perception on teaching shifted to have much more meaning, seeing children as competent and intelligent thinkers. In 2010 I gave birth to my son, we moved back to the Utica area and I began the process of opening a foundation school for young children. In August 2011 I opened by centre Young Einsteins.

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Marisha chadd

Marisha Chadd Perth, W.A. Australia

Throughout my 18 years within the Early Childhood sector I have been employed in numerous positions, the last 14 years in leading roles such as operations management and now managing/owning my own centre in Perth. Using Storypark my centre received ‘exceeding’ under the National Quality Standards for QA1 – Educational program and practice.

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Marlene mifsud

Marlene Mifsud Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

I have been working as a Preschool Teacher with ECMS for over 12 years.

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Mary mckenzie

Mary McKenzie Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand

I have been teaching for over 10 years, and my current position in Senior Teacher.

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Matthew stinziani

Matthew Stinziani Incheon, South Korea

I graduated from university in 1994 with a Bachelor of Teaching. I worked for a year in Australia (I am Australian) before heading to the UK. I worked in two government schools there for a year and a half before entering the international school circuit...which has taken me to Sudan, Ethiopia, Germany, Tanzania, Italy and now South Korea.

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Meagan bell

Meagan Bell Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator at the Kanata Research Park Family Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. I have worked with all age groups since I graduated with my early childhood education in 2008. For the past several years I have been working with kindergarten age children in the Family Centre‚ kindergarten program.

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Michael Knuckey Boulder Colorado USA

I work in a small non-profit preschool that works with 50% low-income families, and many non-English speaking children. In the last 8 years we have taught children speaking 30 different home languages.

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Michelle callahan

Michelle Callahan Creswick, Victoria, Australia

I have a degree in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching and I have worked in the Early Childhood Education as a teacher for the last five years. Our kindergarten is cluster managed by Eureka Community Kindergarten Association. Previous to Early Childhood Education, I worked as an Integration Assistant within the education system for 12 years in secondary, primary and special education schools.

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Moira McKay Whangarei NZ

Primary School Teacher from 1979 - 2000. Now in ECE after completing an advanced diploma.

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Narelle dawson

Narelle Dawson Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia

Working as an educator at our Kindy for 22 years. We are a community kindergarten that embraces the embedding of Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander perspectives, Nature Play and Intergenerational Relationships within our teaching and learning environment.

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Natasha hurring

Natasha Hurring Dunedin New Zealand

I have been the Head Teacher at Elm Row for approximately 4 years and have 16 years teaching experience.

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Nina doigan

Nina Doigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Toddler teacher and discover CATCH coordinator for the ECC. Child health advocate!

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Rachel ellis

Rachel Ellis Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

I have worked in early childhood education and care for 12 years, beginning my career in special education, and spending the past 6 years working in a full day kindergarten with infants toddlers and young children. I am passionate about bicultural practice and teaching and learning about sustainability.

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Rebecca Wells Harrington, NSW Australia

I have worked in early child care for 16 years now. Having completed my Diploma and Bachelor of Teaching ( Birth to five years). I have worked in a variety of different services.

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Saet Mun Suwon, South Korea

I began teaching straight out of college in 2009 with a Masters in Elementary Education. I worked in Korean schools as an English teacher before I started to teach at an international school. When I heard that IB was pushing the Early Years towards play based learning, I was hooked! I began teaching the four year olds since 2014, and it's been the best three years of my career!

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Sharryn Mountford-Gibbs Petone Wellington, New Zealand

I had been the Senior Head Teacher Owhiro Bay Kindergarten for the past 6 years. During that time we used Storypark extensively and worked along side you at Storypark on initiatives. Currently I am a teacher at Petone Beach Kindergarten and we are in the process of implementing Storypark here.

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Shirley fyfe

Shirley Fyfe Longford, Victoria, Australia

I've been working in the early childhood profession for 15+ years across three early childhood services & provided relief work at several others. During this time I have worked with children, families & staff across a range of socio-economic groups & cultures. I value the importance of a 'team' approach to our early childhood service, both in terms of staffing & family involvement and firmly believe that we all play a vital role in the learning & development of children.

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Steph Hazlitt-Black Nelson, New Zealand

Diploma of Teaching and Learning 2006. Bachelor of Teaching and Learning 2009. My teaching experience since graduation has been as an Infant and Toddler teacher in an Early Learning service for a year, before moving to my current position as a Kindergarten Teacher (2.5 to 5 yrs) for Nelson Tasman Kindergartens.

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Tania Gaffey Pipitea, Wellington, New Zealand

I trained and intended to become a teacher in the Primary sector until my love for te reo Maori led me to where I currently teach (and have done for almost 7 years now), Te Puna Reo o Nga Kakano ECC. I love my job, and I appreciate the many ways that Storypark allows me to present our very unique curriculum to our families/clients.

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