The Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre’s (MPC) Director Leanne Hunter is celebrating 25 years of service at the kindergarten provider. A milestone not often achieved, Leanne started in 1983. In 2000 Leanne took on the additional role of Co-Director which continued through to 2013. From that time through to today, Leanne has conducted the role of Director of MPC with all the commitment and passion a great leader can inject.
In preparing for the surprise presentation to Leanne, staff at MPC were asked to describe her. Responses included: inspirational teacher; highly committed and dedicated to young children and their early childhood education experience; loves children taking risks; and she loves seeing children thrive in an environment that is not sterile.
Leanne is a co-author with Lisa Sonter and together they have published two books, “Play in Progress” and “Progressing Play” and they have an educational consultancy business. Leanne is a sort after presenter and speaker at local, interstate and overseas workshops and conferences and is very well respected in the early childhood education sector.
Leanne has been a strong advocate for young children and Early Childhood Education, meeting with both State and Federal members of Government to validate and fight for the importance of long term funding commitments for the Early Year’s sector.
Children, parents, staff and members of the community acknowledge and thank Leanne for her leadership and years of dedication to young children.