Early literacy specialty for Lindisfarne junior head



LINDISFARNE Anglican School has a new junior school head, Michele Chandler, who was previously acting head teacher at Miami Primary School on the Gold Coast.

Mrs Chandler has an interest in special education and expertise in teaching hearing-impaired children within the mainstream education system.

"I have a lot to offer a school such as Lindisfarne, whose focus is on early literacy," she said.

After 16 years at Miami, Mrs Chandler said she was ready for a change, and with her teacher husband Mel and daughters Molly, 13, and Ellen, 11, well settled at an Anglican school she was keen to work in an Anglican teaching environment.

"For our little ones, literacy acquisition is always challenging, and for those with an undiagnosed visual or hearing impairment it can be almost impossible," she said.

"Time and again we see the benefits of early detection and the same principles apply to all children struggling with reading.

"Finding out why they are struggling is the key to success."

In her spare time, Mrs Chandler enjoys reading "really fat novels that last" and shopping with her daughters.



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