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Meet the PLD Team

Storypark’s professional team of experts are dedicated to helping you get the most out of Storypark

Who we are

Sharon Carlson,  Global Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Manager

Sharon Carlson, Global Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Manager

Sharon has a Bachelor of Teaching and was one of the first to be an accredited NetSafe provider. She has been in the education sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles from Head Teacher, ECE Lecturer, PLD provider and Regional facilitator for CORE Education for the NZ Ministry of Education ICT 3-year research project. She has been involved with Storypark since 2011.

Beth Clements,  PLD Trainer - Brisbane, Australia

Beth Clements, PLD Trainer - Brisbane, Australia

Beth has worked in early childhood in a variety of roles over the last 17 years. She is a passionate advocate for children in the first five years and works with educators mentoring and coaching them in their roles. She is an energetic trainer supporting users to get the most out of their Storypark journey.

Amanda Higgins,  PLD Trainer - Wellington, New Zealand

Amanda Higgins, PLD Trainer - Wellington, New Zealand

Amanda has a Masters in Education, and her thesis investigated communication between teachers and families using ePortfolios. She is a registered ECE, and has 30 years experience teaching and leading in community-based ECE services. Amanda’s interests include education for sustainability, enquiry learning, and using ICT to engage children in learning.

Courtney Calgiore, PLD Trainer - Melbourne, Australia

Courtney Calgiore, PLD Trainer - Melbourne, Australia

Courtney graduated with an Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Melbourne, receiving the Deans Honour Award and the Ada Mary A’Beckett Award for Excellence. For the past 10 years, Courtney has been passionately focusing on redefining curriculum practices in early childhood settings. In 2017, she completed her Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership with Harvard University. Courtney is the Educational Leader at the early childhood education centre within the Royal Children's Hospital.

Lisa Lalonde, PLD Trainer - Ottawa, Canada

Lisa Lalonde, PLD Trainer - Ottawa, Canada

Lisa is a Registered ECE in Ontario, with a Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership and Management. Lisa has been with Storypark for a few years and provides public online workshops and support to our customers within Canada.

Athena Skliros, PLD Trainer - Toronto, Canada

Athena Skliros, PLD Trainer - Toronto, Canada

Athena is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with more than 16 years experience working with children and families. Athena is currently on faculty at Mothercraft College of Early Childhood Education, where she began her use of Storypark with her ECE students in the Applied Computer Skills course to promote innovative best practices and pedagogy in the field of ECE.

Marie-Eve Bouffard, PLD admin and webinar coordinator - Wellington, NZ

Marie-Eve Bouffard, PLD admin and webinar coordinator - Wellington, NZ

Marie-Eve is originally from Montreal, Canada, and moved to New Zealand six years ago. She has two young children and works as an educator in an early education & care centre in Wellington. She loves coffee, books and spending time in nature with her family.

Diverse training solutions to help your centre get more out of Storypark

Whether you're starting out, or want to find ways to enhance what you're already doing, our professional services team can help.

See the training options

If you are from a network or multi-site organisation please talk to your Storypark Account Manager, PLD Rep, or email pld@storypark.com today to discuss the right option for you.