Loren is a passionate, inclusive educator who has a Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education) and a Master of Inclusive Education. She has been teaching for almost 10 years and has been a substantive Head of Inclusive Schooling for the Department of Education in the North Queensland Region since 2014. Loren has previously fulfilled roles a Deputy Principal, and as a Regional School Improvement Coach, working with Principals and their school leadership teams to build capability and improve the engagement and outcomes of students.
Loren has utilised her accomplished skills as an educator and school leader to successfully transform whole-school systemic practices for students with disability. Specifically, she designed and lead an inclusive schooling model from what was once a segregated, self-contained program within a regular high school. She facilitated a collaborative community that engaged in deep cycles of inquiry to thoroughly plan the shift, resulting in authentic preparation and investment that has sustained and scaled over the course of 4 years.