Sue Motley is committed to early childhood learning and has a great ability to listen, learn, connect and enthuse. She also implements extraordinary innovations for her centre and its surrounding community, journalist Bronwyn Ridgway writes.
As Director of a community preschool, Motley's initiatives are now engaging the region and bringing big thinkers, great achievers and hands on change agents from across Australia: notably women from Baya Gawiy in the far reaches of the Kimberley in Western Australia.
For Motley, it’s all about “education and actively working with the community on cultural and environment issues with a particular focus on Indigenous collaboration and participation.”
Teachers and support staff in any school or centre could learn many lessons from the journey taken by Motley, her team and the community of Armidale Community Preschool in NSW.