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Summer has worked in every corner of the education scene, from school to university and government. Summer has been twice named on The Educator Annual Hotlist,  is recognised as one of the top 100 Education Influencers on Twitter, holds positions on a number of boards, advises to the Global Educator Taskforce to the UN on Sustainable Development Goals and holds a Paul Harris Fellowship for her services to Education. In fact, we think Summer has been on one of the most interesting career paths we’ve come across. 

But if you were to ask her what she truly loves, it’s all about finding great people and helping them to do their job better. And eating chips on the couch.

You see, Summer’s story is all about how communities thrive when we give over the microphone and opportunities to others. You’ll often find her in the background of some of Australia’s most awesome events making sure everyone is connected and their brains are full. She is a secret squirrel architect behind some of the most powerful education projects in the world, including across some of Australia’s most remote communities, and will share the stories of everyday heroes doing extraordinary work. She believes in grassroots innovation and will help you and your team unlock your own awesome. 

Summer is an experienced facilitator, MC, speaker and event designer. She shares stories and speaks on topic including career path, innovation, leadership, and is available to speak around issues of domestic violence. 

For more details or to book Summer, not only to speak at, but to help design your next event or workshop please head to our BOOK SOMEONE EPIC page.

Previous Speaking Engagements

Association for Middle Level Education National Conference - Columbus Ohio
Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter

Australia Institute for Teaching and School Leadership - HALT Summit  Event MC and Designer 

Leyden District Schools, Chicago. Keynote Speaker, Workshop Presenter 

Educhange-Keynote Speaker & Event Director.

Deeper Learning - High Tech High, San Diego  (2016, 2017, 2018)  Deep Dive Facilitator & Presenter

Storywise Women’s Circle - Victoria
Stepping into Your Place. A Story of Recuperating from Assault.