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The Impact of Identity with Tammy Baart

#InspirationInfluenceImpact #AuthenticityInEDU #TLAPdownunder #ContributiveLearning #TheLearnerFirst Karen Caswell


My guest this episode, Tammy Baart, shares how identity has impacted her own life and learning journey, and her hope to be role model and provide a platform to celebrate Indigenous success. She talks about her passion for ensuring all children achieve success and exceed their own expectations, and her mission to support young people to know who they are and where they belong in the world. Learning about and reconnecting with her culture, has Influenced Tammy's sense of belonging and view of the world.


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A proud Dharug woman, Tammy, has grown up reconnecting with her culture; firmly believing that we must harness the power of education and its ability to create future opportunities. As the first in her family to graduate high school, Tammy is the epitome of a lifelong learner and acknowledges that we all play a role to play in shaping future leaders.

With over two decades of educational leadership – in School Executive roles and Curriculum Writing – Tammy uses her experience in both the Government and Independent sectors to advocate and enable change, prioritising student needs so children and youth can be empowered to write their own narratives. Ignited by a passion and drive to find the gaps in the education system, Tammy firmly believes and advocates for all students to have access to authentic and sustainable learning pathways.


Modeling learning and leading in two worlds, Tammy is a bold and courageous Indigenous woman who has foresight and vision to challenge herself and in turn those she works with to greater heights. Understanding the bigger picture while knowing the little things matter is Tammy’s superpower. Leading with love and compassion, Tammy brings people together to commit to creating a new and higher standard of what is possible for our children.



If you missed one of our previous episodes, you can hear the inspiring, influential and impactful guests below (they are worth the listen!)


#0 - An Introduction

#1 - Dave Burgess: Discover Wide

#2 - Trevor MacKenzie: Inspiring Inquiry

#3 - Tamara Letter: Inspired by Kindness

#4 - Fi Morrison: STEM-spirational

#5 - Craig Ladek: The Impact of Service

#6 - Dr, Stephanie Smith: Empowering Young People

#7 - Barbara Gruener: Connecting By Heart

#8 - Dan Jackson: Effective Impact

#9 - Jessica Vance: Curious Questioning

#10 - Lisa Currie: Kindness Ripples

#11 - Tara Martin: Life Is Inspiration

#12 - Beck Keough: Making Learning Stick

#13 - Tonya Gilchrist: Professional Learning Equity

#14 - Kath Murdoch: 'Wonder'-ful Impact

#15 - Rachael McPhail: The Impact of One

#16 - Roman Nowak: A Journey of Hope

#17 - Ryan Persaud: Embracing Diversity

#18 - Laurie McIntosh: A Journey of Affirmation

#19 - Paul Taylor: Transforming Teaching and Learning

#20 - Monique Maguire: The Impact of Martial Arts

#21 - Catherine Williams: The Impact of Connection

#22 - Sarah Johnson: A Full Life Focus

#23 - Alice Vigors: The Thinking Classroom


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