Mary-Ellen Betts has over 30 years experience in K-6 schools as a school leader, classroom teacher and consultant. She has developed expertise in literacy education and co-authored a teacher resource book.
From 2000 – 2006 Mary-Ellen worked as a literacy consultant in Australia and New York City. The focus of this work was to support schools in improving educational outcomes for all students. She worked with teachers and principals at school and district level to improve pedagogy in literacy and to analyse data to drive instruction.
Most recently Mary-Ellen has retired from the role of deputy principal of a large multicultural primary school where she was responsible for curriculum and teacher professional learning. She continues to participate on university committees to advise on mentoring early career and pre-service teachers.
Mary-Ellen is currently working as independent Educational Consultant for schools in NSW, QLD and VIC and is an accredited School Reviewer for the VIC DEECD.