Thank you so much for coming to share your passion, knowledge and expertise around parent engagement with our pre-service students. I have no doubt they would have gained further insight into 'perceptions' and ways of being in positive conversations with the parents in our learning communities. You have a lovely, calm persona that has been well modelled along with a clear overview of concepts related to engaging parents for the purpose of fully engaged learners - the beautiful children they will all get to teach!

Julieanne Lenoury, Australian Catholic University

Thank you for joining us and sharing some of the wealth of knowledge and experience that you have. Looking forward to continuing working with you.

Jansu and Rochelle

Joining The Dots Network, Victoria

Rachel is a key influencer in the work of the Parent Engagement Project at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).  With her expansive knowledge of parenting, learning, and connecting, as well as her experience of school systems from the inside and out, Rachel has much to offer those of us trying to build a shared understanding of family engagement, why it matters and what works to encourage it. Rachel delivered a terrific presentation at the 2017 Parent Engagement Conference and more recently presented a lunchtime webinar on her wonderful book, Staying Connected - Guiding and supporting children on their learning journey, to an audience of ARACY’s members nationwide. Rachel’s approach is professional and down to earth, and we look forward to working with her again in the future.  

Barbara Barker, Research Manager ARACY

“The Parent Engagement Action Team has enabled our parents, teachers and leaders to collaborate and share in the development of ideas for the benefit of the whole school community.”

Gavan O'Donnell, St Joseph's Chelsea

“Throughout the times I have worked with Rachel I have found she has both challenged and extended my thinking and others. She has consistently shown a knowledge and skillset that reflect her experience and learnings as an educator.”

Greg Woolford Cluster Engagement Leader, Melbourne