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Teacher PD

We help you teach engaging lessons.

Teacher Professional Development is the ideal space for Australian teachers to purchase teaching resources, attend face to face accredited courses and participate in learning online.

Teacher Professional Developments mission is to make a difference and go above and beyond expectations for our teachers.

We pride ourselves on adding value to our teachers, providing clarity, and assisting them in providing high-quality learning, engaging opportunities for their students. 

We strive to improve the education system, bit by bit, so that educational inequity and disadvantage may be reduced. 

TPD Team

Teacher Professional Development was born in 2016 and was founded by Carly and Tresne on the awareness that hard working teachers could use some support. We pride ourselves on creating high quality learning opportunities for teachers and their students in the form of resources, courses and engaging online experiences. Every opportunity to exceed our teacher’s expectations is taken.

The Teacher Professional Development core team also includes Lori and Tess our in-house resource developers. They create beautiful, engaging resources to support our teachers and engage their students. Their commitment, willingness to go above and beyond for our teachers, and pride in their work has made them an integral part of the Teacher Professional Development family.

Carly and Tresne - The Happiness Mission

Carly and Tresne, founders and directors of Teacher Professional Development & The Happiness Mission. Carly is a lecturer and tutor at University of Newcastle in the School of Education. Carly has been a Food Technology teacher for 17 years, training over 3,000 teachers and is a published author. Carly thrives on educating dynamic, passionate teachers who endeavour to pass their knowledge on to students to make a difference. 


Creator and Presenter Alicia is an enthusiastic Head Teacher who strives to engage all students in the classroom. She has taught in the TAS/VET faculty for over 12 years and enjoys her role as an educator. Alicia is passionate about making good practice better, and loves to share collaboratively with teachers and industry. Alicia has a range of experiences, she has won a National Teaching Award for her engaging pedagogical practices and has successfully trained student teams to victory in Regional culinary competitions. Alicia has also delivered at state conferences where she has mentored teachers across the state.

Glenn is an imaginative and knowledgeable educator who loves to help students design and create. Professionally, Glenn has worked as an industrial designer in both Australia and China, and has over 10 years of experience as a TAS teacher in NSW secondary schools. He is passionate about developing visual thinking skills in learners, to enhance STEAM innovation in the classroom and beyond. His real-world experience and love for STEAM based learning opportunities has allowed Glenn to lead enrichment programs and workshops for both primary and high school students. Glenn is now excited to be helping teachers develop their own design thinking skills to support student engagement through authentic learning experiences.

Kylie Burrett

Kylie Burrett is a teacher and an award winning designer, recently receiving a prestigious a Gold Good Design Award for Design Excellence and Sustainable Design. Kylie has worked as a information/media specialist and education consultant for: ABC TV, WETA Workshop NZ and Chapman Entertainment UK, and for the past 5 years has been combining this industry experience with her role as a librarian/and STEM specialist in NSW schools. As co-creator of the Splat ® Kylie has experience developing both virtual and physical products.

Natalie Littler is a passionate CAFS and PDHPE teacher who loves sharing, collaborating and communicating with other teachers. She has shared her enthusiasm for teaching since 2015 through presenting, contributing and writing various workshops through Teacher Professional Development Workshops and HSC Enrichment Days.

My area of expertise is fashion design and production. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology and currently work as a part time fashion design teacher at Hunter TAFE (2010- current). I am also a casual TAS teacher (specialising in textiles design and food technology). I am the owner and designer of Miss Lulu, a nautical retro inspired clothing label for modern day pin ups (since 2008) and I am currently developing a new accessories and homewares range under a new label The Sailor, Siren & Co.

Jade has been teaching in independent schools for over 15 years. She has taught a range of subjects in TAS, however, Design and Technology is a particular passion of Jade’s.

Jade has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching Technology and a Masters of Educational leadership.

In Jade’s spare time she loves to sew and travel.

Teacher Professional Development is proud to be recognised as a Certified Supplier for Supply Nation, Australia’s first Indigenous supplier diversity council dedicated to growing the work opportunities available to Indigenous business across the country.

Teacher Professional Development acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their elders past, present and future.

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