Meet Me

Hi, I’m Debbie and learning is my life!

Since childhood I’ve had an insatiable appetite and need to learn, and my life passion has been teaching and nurturing others to learn and grow.

I aspire to live my very best life and to empower others to discover their unique gifts and potential.  So, every day that I learn or experience something new is a great day!

My career as an educator spans almost 40 years in teaching, special education, university lecturing, workshop facilitation, corporate learning and development, consultancy, coaching and mentoring.  That’s a long list but it’s been such a privilege to touch so many lives in this way.  I love my work and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Motivated by vivid childhood memories of tasting food plucked fresh from the garden, I enjoy growing, preserving and cooking abundant organic produce with my husband Brodie in our own garden farm.

I feel blessed to live on a peaceful 5 acres in the Lockyer Valley near Toowoomba, where I’m consciously interconnected with nature and community.  I enjoy design, reading, travel, permaculture, nostalgic pastimes, and simplicity.

Debbie Bassingthwaighte

My Qualifications and Accreditions

You can feel confident knowing that I have the professional teaching experience and expertise to best support you.  I hold several academic teaching qualifications and have completed numerous related courses and accreditations.

I’m a dedicated life-long learner and it’s very important to me that my knowledge and skills are current, relevant and responsive to your needs.  I read extensively, regularly attend courses and workshops, and proactively learn from mentors and experts.

  • Master of Education - Special Education and School Psychology | USQ
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling | JCU
  • Bachelor of Education | BCAE
  • Diploma of Teaching - Primary and Special Schools | MGCAE
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment | SQIT
  • Certificate of Interior Design | SQIT
  • Diploma of Sustainable Living | UTAS | Current Study

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