Lindie has an ongoing commitment to public education and promoting the importance of positive family engagement within school communities. Valuing the role of parents as their child’s first educator and the important role families play in their children’s ongoing education is pivotal.

She has worked in the fields of Childcare, Disability services and in schools for the past 25 years. Lindie is presently the Don College School Association Secretary and Parents and Friends life member and Patron of Nixon Street Primary School. She is also a strong supporter of the arts within schools. She values the need for ongoing innovation within schools including the vocational sector and the need for flexible learning options to assist in helping to engage or re-engage more students.

She believes that all children and adults should have the opportunity to self-actualise and reach their fullest potential and access to education is key to this outcome. As such, greater equity is also an ongoing priority and she will continue to support the fight for our state school students and staff to have the resourcing and support they need to encourage success and excellence. She also believes that it is important that State schools remain inclusive, secular and safe learning places for all.