We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the vision,
support and strong community behind Paint The Town REaD.
If you’d like to be a part of our children’s literacy movement get in touch.
There’s definitely a place for you.
What do you do? I work at AMP Financial Services in the Digital Marketing team.
Why is children’s literacy important to you? When I first found out 1 in 5 Australian children don’t get the start they need in their education and the impact this has on the rest of their schooling, employment prospects, health and happiness, I was shocked and disappointed. How can this number be so high in a country such as Australia?
How do you help? I’m the Chairperson of the Board. Alongside other board members I focus on the strategic direction and sustainability of Paint the Town REaD.
What do you do? I am Executive Director of PTTR, with a background in pediatric Occupational Therapy.
Why is children’s literacy important to you? I was drawn to PTTR, initially because of the power of reading with children for building bonding with their parents, and their baby brains. Books and Bonding Build Babies’ Brains
How do you help? I head up operations management of PTTR, by using a collective impact assets based community development framework to grow our movement. Best part? Meeting with the amazing teams of PTTR workers across Australia, seeing the difference we’re making, and of course, working on the Board!
What do you do? I am the General Manager for Honest to Goodness foods.
Why is children’s literacy important to you? I greatly enjoyed reading to my daughters, and to this day I see their constant fascination with a good book. The literacy statistics unfortunately for many young Australians is staggeringly poor, and it was an easy decision to support this charity in any way I could.
How do you help? I am the Treasurer on the Board and am responsible for the financial management of the charity, as well as supporting the Board on relevant decision making and direction setting.
What do you do? I am a retired primary school principal, founder and creative director of PTTR
Why is children’s literacy important to you? I continue to be motivated by the desire to address the emotional needs of belongingness, worthiness and competency in children. Poor literacy skills can devastatingly affect the fulfilling of these needs. Quality remedial teachers and programs can’t make up the shortfall if children start Kindergarten with poor language and pre-reading skills.
How do you help? I work closely with our Executive Director and the Board to develop creative ways to encourage everyone to read with their children from birth.