CEO and Co-founder of ClassCOver
Ben Grozier is the co-founder of ClassCover, a platform that helps schools save vast amounts of time and stress on the booking and management of their casual relief teachers. Since going live in 2012, ClassCover has grown to now service over 3200 schools and 100,000 teachers across Australia. It is the chosen relief teacher management solution for the NSW Department of Education and Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville Catholic Education Departments to name a few. ClassCover has now grown and expanded to deliver online teacher PD, an integrated jobs marketplace for opportunities in education, and a best in sector tutoring arm, that in partnership with The Smith Family, has delivered over 40,000 hours of one to one online education to some of Australia’s most disadvantaged children.
CEO and Co-founder of ClassHive and Wingaru Education
Lesley, a proud Dharug woman, is an experienced CEO in the edu-tech space. She is passionate about making education accessible for all students, supporting teachers to use tools that enhance learning opportunities, and helping to increase their confidence in the classroom. Working closely with schools and teachers using leading Aboriginal education resource Wingaru Kids, Lesley and her team experienced first-hand the demands on teachers in the classroom, and set out to develop an agile solution that reduces time spend on edu-tech admin and consolidates online learning. Enter ClassHive, a sophisticated and user-friendly platform that streamlines digital teaching resources and allows teachers to take back up to two hours class time a week.
Assistant Principal and co-host of Teacher TakeAway Podcast
Aaron Johnston is an Assistant Principal and Instructional Leader from Central Coast, NSW. He has been teaching for fourteen years and he graduated from Avondale College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) Honours degree. Aaron has taught all grades K-6 and worked in a range of roles including classroom teacher, learning support teacher, student wellbeing officer across a variety of large and small school settings. You can follow him on Instagram and find his free resources @mr.j.learning.space
Classroom Teacher, Leppington Public School
Taylor Pentecost is a Primary School Teacher based at a semi-rural school in south-western Sydney. Passionate about inclusive education and the role technology can play in accessibility, Taylor is the recipient of the Metropolitan South and West School Performance Directorate Excellence Award 2022, recognising her commitment to student focused teaching approaches.
Taylor utilises a variety of technologies including ClassHive and ClassCover to support her work and is a strong advocate for getting the most out of edu-tech teaching support