As a training associate and sessional lecturer, Janelle McGann has a passionate interest in learning, supporting teachers and leaders in developing systems which nurture the human spirit of individuals and organisations. Her work with schools focuses on supporting teachers in their vital work as curriculum designers and instructional leaders and in developing high-functioning collaborative teams that focus on improved learning outcomes for all students.
With over 25 years in schools, both in the public and private sector in Australia, the US and Ireland, as a teacher, leader, consultant and lecturer, Janelle understands the demands of a changing educational landscape for teachers and leaders.
Janelle is a leading Understanding by Design (UBD) training associate for Solution Tree Australia. She has been working with Jay McTighe for over 10 years to successfully implement the UBD framework in her own and other Australian schools. She is also a certified training associate for Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools and Carol Ann Tomlinson’s work on differentiation.
Janelle holds a master of education from Curtin University and a bachelor of education with honours from James Cook University. She has also qualified as an agency trainer for Cognitive Coaching with Thinking Collaborative.