Our I CAN Network Greater Melbourne region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across the entire Greater Melbourne metropolitan area. Go to the Greater Melbourne page.
Jenni Montgomery – Regional Manager Greater Melbourne
Jenni’s early career was at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and Environment Protection Authority Victoria. Jenni later joined the Australian Bureau of Statistics where she served as Assistant Director from 2011 until 2020 overseeing a range of portfolios such as partnership strategy, Census support projects and human resources projects. Among her achievements included Jenni’s establishment of the ABS’ Leveraging Asperger’s and Autism Network for Autistic staff, which became part of the furniture at the ABS thanks to Jenni’s determination.
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I CAN SHOWCASE MELBOURNE
Our I CAN Goulburn Murray Victoria region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across northern Victoria spanning from Shepparton to Echuca. Go to the Goulburn Murray page.
Kate Andrews – Regional Manager Goulburn Murray
Kate came to I CAN Network after a successful career supporting students both as a primary school teacher where she worked in a diverse range of contexts including the Northern Territory, Undera Victoria and Mooroopna Victoria. Kate joined I CAN Network in 2017 as a Network Leader in Kyabram and Shepparton. Kate was recruited as manager for Goulburn Murray in January 2018 and has been responsible for growing the region’s I CAN programs from scratch. Kate has coached her team to partner with schools to achieve outstanding results for Autistic students. Currently the Goulburn Murray region is partnering with well over 20 schools, including 16 government schools.
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south west victoria
Our I CAN South West Victoria region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across Victoria’s South West Coast from Colac to Portland. Go to the South West page.
Kate Meade – Regional Manager South West
Kate’s early career was in dance. Among Kate’s many achievements in dance was her creation over 2012 – 2018 of the Victorian Dance Festival she has also been the host and producer of the Morning Rush program on ACE Radio which Kate received the 2019 Best Networked Radio Program. Kate is listed in the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (Regional and Local) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology and is a MBA Candidate. Kate is a Mum of three which includes a fantastic Autistic son.
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INTRODUCTION TO I CAN SOUTH WEST
Our I CAN Queensland region welcomes schools from all over Queenland for face-to-face mentoring programs and school online programs for more remote schools. Go to the Queensland page.
Celia Connell – Regional Manager Queensland
Celia is stepping sideways to I CAN Network from the Queensland State schools sector where she has worked at both Sunnybank State Special School and Alexandra Hills State High School. At Alexandra Hills SHS, Celia has served in roles including Teacher (SWD), Junior Lead Case Manager and Acting Deputy Principal (Inclusion). In these roles Celia has had extensive responsibilities including supervision of teachers, leading report writing for NCCD processes, leading the development of individual curriculum plans, leading behaviour management and at times, managing the daily operations of a large Student Support Centre (with 140 students with a disability).
Celia has several passions which include supporting Autistic students and capacity building others. Celia’s first career steps were in McDonald’s where she grew to become Regional Training Advisor (Inclusion) in McDonald’s Head Office Qld. Celia is married to Chris and they have two children.
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