In 2017, Deb Sukarna moved to full time Education Consultancy after 13 years at Ivanhoe Grammar School, in roles which included, Deputy Principal, Head of Plenty Campus Prep – Year 12 and Head of Buckley House ELC – Year 6.
Deb has worked extensively with individual schools across Australia and overseas. She has been a leading educator for 42 years and has presented professional development programs for State, Catholic and Independent schools. As well as presenting professional development sessions, she relishes creating professional learning programs with school leadership teams and working alongside teachers and students to model practice in classrooms.
Deb has presented for School Districts in the United States and was Principal of a Bilingual Balinese Community School in Indonesia. Deb has taught English to on arrival refugees and led an IB Teaching Project in Cambodia training student teachers at schools in the Kandal Province. She has co-authored a number of books on literacy education. In 2011 Deb was the recipient of the Australian Council of Educational Leadership, Hedley Beare Educator of the Year Award for Victoria and received a Fellowship in Leadership from ACEL in 2014.