Dr Leonard Reynolds (B.A., B.D., Dip. Ed., M.A., Ph.D.)
Dr Leonard Reynolds was first listed with the International Who’s Who Historical Society in 2006. His expertise in learning development was to gain his Reynold Learning program recognition by the Cambridge-Oxford Guide to Global Education as one of the top 200 innovative education programs in the world. Dr Reynolds has been a class teacher, university professor and school principal over the course of his 40 year career. He has been a registered teacher in three Australian states and has taught on four continents. His new series – Mr. Meerkat’s Poetry for Children, is a unique program with a rare Australian focus. The aim of the series is to take children on a journey through word craft and to build their literacy skills as they enjoy the poetry.
Rachael Lebeter (B.A., B.Ed.)
Rachael Lebeter is a teacher with over 10 year’s experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Literature and History and a Bachelor of Education. Rachael has worked extensively with the Australian Curriculum, implementing it across a range of subject areas in a school context. She is experienced in developing high quality educational resources as well as teaching and learning programs that align with the curriculum. Rachael is dedicated to designing practical, hands-on lessons that make literature accessible in the classroom. She understands the needs of a time-poor classroom teacher when picking up a new resource and has made every effort with Dr Reynolds to create a Teacher’s Companion that makes it possible for any teacher in any classroom to successfully teach poetry within the ACARA framework.