Simone graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature, History and Theatre and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Australian Catholic University. Spending the succeeding six years as a teacher in the Wollongong and Sydney Catholic Schools dioceses, Simone taught across a plethora of disciplines including English, Music, Religious Education, History, Photographic and Digital Media and was the Drama teacher-in charge at Marist College, Eastwood. It was here that Simone began to mentor fellow colleagues on the successful use of technology to enhance curriculum outcomes and her passion developed into her career.
Being part of the pilot program for 1:1 MacBooks, Simone experienced first-hand then and continues to see a great need for high quality technology training for teachers with a specific focus on pedagogy, particularly in this fast-paced moving world of new and emerging technologies. Her unique presentation style derives from her twenty years of involvement in both professional and amateur theatre both on and off the stage.
Simone has spent the past five years as a presenter and Professional Learning Facilitator focusing on training teachers to effectively use Apple technologies to augment their teaching and learning experiences.