AGLI ZAVROS-ORR

Agli is a teacher educator, writer, researcher and mother.

As co-founder of diversitywise, Agli draws on over three decades of experience working in care and education settings.  This include:

  • Several years working in a women’s shelter, supporting mothers and children through art and play therapy, therapeutic teaching and advocacy.
  • Volunteering in a special education facility, supporting children with diverse social-emotional and educational needs.
  • Seven years as an early years and primary school teacher, where Agli achieved considerable success supporting young people with complex additional needs.
  • Completing a PhD exploring the expression of care by teachers and teacher efficacy.
  • Working on a range of projects, focusing on social, emotional, educational and social justice issues affecting young people, their health, wellbeing and educational outcomes.
  • Lecturing and tutoring beginning teachers in a broad range of curriculum, pedagogy and specialist areas over almost two decades as an academic.
  • Working in a range of University leadership roles with a particular focus on curriculum and diversity.
  • Being a Board member for Intersex Human Rights Australia and a member of a Victorian Intersex Ministerial Advisory Panel and volunteering as a School Council member.

Agli has gained knowledge and understanding about the complexities facing young people in all aspect of their life and has particular expertise around curriculum, classroom management and student diversity.  Agli  freely shares her research and knowledge with teachers, parents, and carers.

SIMON ZAVROS-ORR

Simon’s background is as a data analyst, technical and grant writer,  project manager and community development worker.  The majority of his career has involved support of and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Simon has worked for the Queensland and Tasmanian government, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and World Vision Australia.  He has served on School Councils for over 5 years, the majority of which has been as School Council President.  He has a sophisticated understanding of the requirements of grant writing for schools and a very strong track record of successful school grant applications

Simon provides a support role within Diversitywise Educational Services.  He implemented and administers this website, develops marketing collateral and resource materials and assists with invoicing and client reporting.