Catherine Plano is here today with Jayneen Sanders, she is an experienced classroom teacher, lead author for Engage Literacy (published by Capstone Classroom), mother of three daughters and the author of a number of children’s book on safe and unsafe touch such as ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’ and ‘No Means No!’ Jayneen is a passionate advocate for Body Safety Education to be taught in our schools and homes. She has written numerous blogs and articles on teaching Body Safety and has published a Teacher’s Resource Kit on this topic.
She started her teaching career in the 1980s as a primary school teacher in rural Queensland. She then moved to Victoria and taught at a number of inner-city schools.
In 1985, Jay had a change of career and became an educational editor and publisher.
In the early 90s, Jay and her partner moved to Japan to work as English teachers. They lived and worked in Japan for over three and a half years. In fact, Jay’s first daughter was born there.
On returning to Australia, Jay began work as an educational author/packager. Since that time, she has authored and produced numerous award-winning titles for the educational publishing industry. Jay is also an accomplished children’s book author, writing a number of titles for such literacy series as ZigZags, Totally Kidz, Deadly and Incredible, and a children’s picture book series for Penguin.
During 2008 and 2009, Jay returned to teaching. That experience refreshed her understanding of issues facing children, teachers and parents.
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Interviewed by: Catherine Plano