College of Arts & Society & Education
Centre for Research & Innovation in Sustainability and Education
Linda Llewellyn is a non-Indigenous woman who was born in Charters Towers and raised in Brisbane. She has returned to Townsville to be closer to grandchildren.
Linda has been a classroom and behaviour support teacher in the State, Catholic and Independent systems for approximately 30 years. She has had leadership positions in mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, particularly at Shalom Christian College in Townsville.
Linda supported pre-service teachers at James Cook University and provided training in Behaviour Support, as well as acting as the Director JCU for the RATEP program (Community-based Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Teacher Education Program) in 2007.
As a consultant for Brisbane Catholic Education, Linda has developed policy in student behaviour, conducted training and provided support at the systemic, school, classroom and individual student levels.
Currently, Linda is engaged as the PhD scholarship holder for the ARC linkage grant attached to this project. Her work examines strategies that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices identify as supporting student behaviour in the classroom. She works part-time at Shalom as a behaviour support teacher, and for Townsville Catholic Education as a mentor for beginning teachers. She also consults in behaviour support in schools.