Bronwyn MacLeod
Founding Director

Bronwyn MacLeod, has a Certificate of Gifted Education and a Masters of Education, specialising in Gifted Education, from the University of New South Wales, and has undertaken doctoral studies focusing in Gifted Education and Technology also at the University of New South Wales.

She is the author and co-author of five educational texts on curriculum differentiation and gifted education, the author of Module 5 of the Australian Government’s Gifted and Talented Teaching Package, and has planned, implemented and published school action research projects for Independent Schools of Queensland, Sydney Diocesan Catholic Education, and the Independent Schools of Western Australia. Bronwyn also works with schools and educational authorities in New Zealand, South-East Asia and Africa.

She is the Convenor of the Certificate of Gifted Education and lectures in the Masters of Education courses at the University of New South Wales. Bronwyn is the also the director of COGE Online for the University of New South Wales and has taught mixed ability and self-contained gifted classes from K ­ 12 in government and independent schools.

She has been a keynote presenter at many State and National Conferences in Australia, and has presented papers at international conferences. Bronwyn is one of the coordinators of the JASON Project for Australia and New Zealand.

Aaron MacLeod
Director

Aaron MacLeod, Director of Gateways Education, works with Schools and Educational Systems to develop and implement engaging, real-world STEM learning experiences in the classroom.

Aaron believes that for students to make lasting connections it is imperative that they engage in, and explore, relevant rich learning opportunities. By developing the skills of critical and creative thinking, problem solving and design ideas and solutions, students form links with what is being taught in the classroom with the real world.

For the past 15 years Aaron has worked with thousands of students and teachers both in Australia and around the world conducting practical hands on learning workshops. One of his primary roles is coordinating the Australian region of JASON Learning, a not for profit, hands-on STEM curricula in partnership with National Geographic.

Aaron has also served as an advisor and creator for a number of online learning projects at school and system levels and is currently advising on a system wide approach for an online learning platform for gifted learners.

Dr. Ruth Phillips
Senior Trainer

Ruth Phillips (nee Targett) is one of Gateways Education’s Senior Trainers. She has a Masters of Education from the University of New South Wales, post graduate qualifications in Psychology and is currently undertaking her PhD in Education at the University of Wollongong.

Ruth is the 7­ - 12 Gifted Coordinator at her school, and has also taught self contained and mixed ability classes from Middle School through to Year 12 in government and independent schools.

Ruth has worked on a number of educational projects at a system level, including work on assessment, resilience in learners and curriculum differentiation. She is the co-author of an educational text on curriculum differentiation and Module 2 of the Australian Government’s Gifted and Talented Teaching Package.

Ruth is an invited lecturer in the Certificate of Gifted Education at the University of New South Wales, and has presented papers at national and international education conferences.

Ruth also presents professional learning for corporate environments on leadership, change and managing effective teams.