Karen is committed to leading innovation in collaboration with teachers, students and parents. This year she led a team that launched micro-credentialing to recognise that students are more than a grade. She has been fortunate to have received numerous awards: the first International Teaching Fellowship by the Singapore Ministry of Education; an Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) award for her contribution to the teaching profession; the NSW Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) award for exceptional contribution to the teaching profession; the NSW Premier's Literary Scholarship; NSW State Library Fellowship; a leadership scholarship to travel to China and a Reading Australia’s fellowship. Karen is vice president of ETA NSW and the PTC, director of APTA and a Lab Champion for Learning Creates Australia. Karen is doing her PhD with a focus on how an effective professional learning model can enable teachers to foster global competency and academic excellence.