Lee Denton (Literacy Consultant)
Lee is a warm, friendly and motivated literacy consultant who is passionate about enhancing educational opportunities for students and building a supportive and inclusive culture in the education environment
M Ed, B Ed, Dip.Teach.
Lee is an experienced educator and school administrator with over 30 years working with educators, parents and community organisations throughout New South Wales and Queensland.
Lee's experience includes over 10 years' classroom teaching across all school aged groups and explicit literacy experience as a Reading Recovery Teacher and through the Early Literacy in the Classroom (ELIC) Program. Lee has also held numerous senior administrative positions in schools.
Lee’s extensive experience supporting students and educators includes:
- Principal & Assistant Principal Roles
- Director of Curriculum: Prep – Year 7
- Reading Recovery and classroom teaching positions
- Special Education Teacher
- Adult Literacy
- supporting school clusters with assessment, evaluation and reporting.
Lee also possesses:
- a thorough understanding of all aspects of literacy including the practical aspects, processes and strategies used, the challenges faced and providing solution-focussed outcomes
- high levels of experience in providing strong leadership, mentoring staff, motivating & building teams
- highly developed skills in curriculum planning and implementation
- International Reading Association
- Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
Testimonials and feedback
"Best PD I have attended. Valuable, practical examples that were delivered passionately."
Stacey Schneider, Norfolk Village State School
"Fantastic to come to a PD that actually gives ideas, activities and practical strategies rather than all theory. Lee is a fantasic presenter!"
Leslie Pitchford, Mount Stuart Primary School
"Invaluable content that is practical and explained so well. The absolute best professional development I have been to."
Maree Spamer, St Ambrose Pottsville
"Lee, this has been the best inservice I have ever attended in 10 years of teaching! Thank you."
Gita Sima, St Clare's Parish School, Tully
"Today I learnt more about what to put in my literacy blocks than at University over four years. Thank you Lee."
Amy Buttigieg, Gilston State School
"Wonderful, informative and engaging. Learnt more in 90 minutes that I did at Uni! Lee is AMAZING!"
Allison Nichols, Varsity College
"Thanks Lee, I loved, loved, loved this workshop!! There was a great balance of theory and practical applications – I feel like I’ll be able to walk out today with a new 'kit bag' of experiences to use in my Prep classroom."
Michelle Luhrmann, Sheldon College
"Lee was EXCELLENT – her manner was clear, informed, engaging and the information presented was relevant and useful. The 'hands-on' story book investigations were brilliant."
Simone Austen, Nunawading Christian College
"I think because Lee is a Teacher and Principal, she knows how to make it interesting and relevant, not like presenters that just read off their material."
Trudy Martin, Walloon State School
"One of the best workshops I have attended"
Pamela Guthrie, Tivoli State School
"An excellent workshop with wonderful ideas, strategies and resources. Lee is a very interesting presenter with a wealth of experience and knowledge."
Vicky Simmons, Samford State School
"I really enjoyed the workshop as I could tell how passionate Lee was. She obviously enjoys what she is teaching, therefore enjoyable to listen to."
Jennie Homer, Eagle Junction State School
"Lee was great. Felt very welcomed and at ease."
Kelly Davidson, Brighton State School
"Great explanation of what Guided Reading should be like. Good strategies for drawing words out / decoding books."
Georgie Hutcheon, Hendra State School
"Lee was an excellent presenter of this information. One of the best workshop's I've been to!"
Karen Bognuda, Tivoli State School