Background, Education and Experience
Davina Sharry is a full time, experienced Early Childhood Specialist and Teacher employed by the Queensland Government's Education Department. With over 18 year's experience, she has been classified as a 'Senior teacher' and awarded the top teaching 'Suitability Rating of 1'. Davina has a Bachelor Degree in teaching with a major in Early Childhood Education and a further Post Graduate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Davina has had years of experience teaching a diverse range of children from differing social and cultural backgrounds with various physical and behavioural needs - both in Australia and in the U.K An integral part of Davina's teaching life has been the programming and curriculum decision-making for children with learning difficulties and remedial needs. She has taught in a variety of challenging environments and has worked with a number of ‘at-risk' children. Additional training saw Davina utalise her knowledge and experience to form the backbone of a range of early childhood intervention and support programs for both individual children and small groups and to present whole school development and training workshops to share pedagogy and preventative behaviour management strategies with colleagues.
“Dear Miss Sharry. It's Samuel here. Remember when you helped me with my behaviour? Well I will really really really really miss your help. You are my number one teacher and you are one of my best friends. You have changed me so much.ME + You = (Best) Friends!” Samuel S. Ilford Essex, UK
“I have worked for Education Queensland for 20 years. Since I have put these behavioural methods into practice, I have been
amazed at the positive response in theseÂ students!”Â Veronica Garthe - Rochedale South
Powerful Parenting Australia
Davina Sharry B.Teach. Grad. Dip. ECE is a senior early childhood specialist with over 18 years experience and is the proud Founder and Director of Powerful ParentingÂ® Australia. Davina has spent most of her career passionately helping children of all ages achieve remarkable results with their social and emotional development and behaviour. The co-author of Harmony in the Home, and author of the highly-effective 12-step program, Powerful Parenting â€“ 12 simple steps to behaviour success!, Davina uses her parent-training presentations and comprehensive, downloadable Powerful ParentingÂ® Program to give parents the proven strategies they need to achieve the same results with behaviour in the home.
With an ever-increasing number of families that the Powerful ParentingÂ® Program has now helped, and many years experience in education and behaviour management, Davina has firmly established herself as a passionate advocate for children and as the trusted authority in not only managing behaviour, but in changing children’s behaviour for the long-term. She is well positioned to share her strategies, tactics and systems with you to ensure you succeed with behaviour management in the same way!
"Powerful Parenting is truly brilliant. I believe it holds the key to solving many of the everyday problems faced by so many families. It is written in a clear, concise manner and most importantly it is full of ideas and strategies that work! Parentscan change their parenting and never look back!" K Fujino Brisbane Australia
“We did the course at the Relaxation Centre in Qld. It was absolutely excellent. We gained so much out of those 2 hours and believed we instantly improved our parenting approach. We, of course, now wish to complete the entire course. Well done Davina, the world needs you and your parenting techniques! Thank you!" Â Monica and Shane Caligiuri
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