Narissa is passionate about developing the leadership capacity of other educators and has spoken about this widely at conferences.
In 2015 Narissa was awarded the “Making IT Happen” award by the Digital Teaching and Learning Association of Victoria (DLTV). This is an internationally recognised award, acknowledging drive and effort in increasing the effective use of digital technologies in schools in Victoria, and beyond.
In addition, in 2012 Narissa won the prestigious Lindsay Thompson Fellowship at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards. This award was given in recognition of her work in leading teachers across her Region, to improve their practices in curriculum delivery and ICT integration.
Narissa has visited schools across Australia, Singapore, China, India and the USA, researching best practice in technology integration, pedagogy and leadership. Narissa is a Google Certified Teacher, holds a Masters of ICT in Education, and is passionate about using technology to make education more equitable for students and teachers, particularly those in regional and remote areas. Narissa lives by the motto “be curious, be brilliant, be the change”, instilling this passion and vision in the students and educators that surround her.