Bernadette was the Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education at St Monica’s College, Epping, for eight years. She completed her Master of Educational Leadership at the Australian Catholic University in 2014 and the Certificate of Gifted Education (COGE) through the University of New South Wales in 2011. Bernadette has presented at conferences for the Victorian Association of Gifted and Talented Children, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association. She has facilitated professional learning teams at her school and delivered presentations to Faculty groups on the topic of Curriculum Differentiation for Highly Able Learners. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate of Educational Research through Deakin University with a focus on Gifted Education.