Always curious, generally optimistic and a just a little bit quirky – Rachele is a passionate advocate for all things health and wellbeing.
Based in the beautiful seaside Eastern Marr region, Rachele is currently privileged to wear a few hats as a school wellbeing coordinator, seminal teacher at The University of Melbourne and Doctoral candidate. In her role as wellbeing coordinator, she works closely with young people, teachers and their families to support social emotional development and wellbeing, teaches mental health first aid skills and is the child safe officer. Rachele teaches Master of Education students completing courses in the student wellbeing specialisation and loves to introduce brain breaks, mindful moments and a touch of humour and playfulness into her classes.
Rachele’s learning and career journey has seen her early studies in psychology applied to understanding children’s neuropsychological development, supporting parents in the very important job they do, volunteering for lifeline and training new telephone counsellors, working in child protection to support vulnerable children, young people and their families and into the education sector. It is through this journey that she has found and fostered her passion for all things health and wellbeing across the lifespan and has inspired her to pursue research into how wellbeing leaders understand and do what they do.
When she’s not busy subscribing to more study, Rachele can be found out adventuring and seeking awe (her favourite feeling) with her two fabulous teens and awesome hubby or at home on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book and Indie the dog who is all the love or Luna the cat who now owns the house and all the people in it.
Along the journey Rachele has accumulated the following learnings;
Bachelor of Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) though she is most grateful to all of the children, young people, families and colleagues who have been generous teachers in sharing their knowledge, experiences and time with her over the years.