Hi! My name is Narissa (Riss) Leung and I am a consultant, speaker and professional learning course designer for all things education.
I am a former primary school principal, leading teacher, technology coach and Principal network chair in Victorian schools and am passionate about building the capacity of every educator in our system to enable every student (regardless of postcode) to have access to high quality teaching and learning.
I am currently facilitating several intakes of the Bastow Institute’s Leading Literacy course as well at the Literacy Data and Assessment Practice (LDAP) fully online course. I also engage in course design for Bastow and some of Bastow’s partners as well as consulting in schools on all things literacy, leadership and effective teaching and learning. I also run the Oz Lit Teacher movement on Instagram and Facebook (check out my post about it here).
I completed my Masters in Education in 2014, and in 2016 led my school to becoming a finalist in the Outstanding School Advancement category of the Victorian Education Excellence Awards.
In 2012 I was fortunate enough to receive the Victorian Department of Education’s prestigious Lindsay Thompson Fellowship, allowing me to travel to other countries to learn from their education systems. I have visited schools in China, USA, India, Singapore and Canada and, as a result, have a strong ‘system view’ of education.
I love seeking out the latest research and best practices in education and sharing my learning with other educators and I’ve presented on the topics of technology, literacy, inclusion, curriculum and leadership across Australia and in the USA.
As a principal I was passionate about empowering students to “be curious, be brilliant and be the change.” Now, as an education consultant who works mainly with teachers and leadership teams, I’m passionate about engaging, inspiring and empowering educators to enable this student focused motto to be carried out in all schools.
If you would like to get in touch with me about presenting or consulting, please contact me using the details below:
Instagram: @Oz Lit Teacher
Facebook: @Oz Lit Teacher