People and Partners
Meet Our Team
Reid is the founder and co-CEO of Ochre. Reid is a teacher and Head of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction at a 3 yo – Y12 school (Ballarat Clarendon College, Victoria). He is experienced in developing coherent curriculum across a range of year levels and contexts, and bridging the gap between educational research and practice.
Caroline is the founder and co-CEO of Ochre. Caroline is an experienced education policy maker and senior public servant in NSW and the UK. Her experience in education system support includes strategy and policy, large-scale system reform, and operational delivery, in collaboration with school leaders and the teaching profession.
Our Support Team
Andy has spent most of her 25 year career working in Process Improvement, Organisational Change and People & Culture in the automotive and professional services industries. She has a MBA and is formally trained in Lean Six Sigma, Workplace Training & Assessment and Education Support. Over recent years she has undertaken Orton Gillingham/Structured Literacy training out of the USA and has spent time helping children with learning difficulties. She is passionate about equitable access to education so all children can have the choices education allows. Andy is also a regular volunteer with the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School’s pathways team.
Kenny is Ochre’s Curriculum Lead. Kenny has successfully implemented evidence-based practices as both a school leader and a classroom teacher in metropolitan and regional primary schools in NSW. Kenny has also worked as a system leader in NSW Education to lead projects supporting teacher professional learning and accreditation.
Ingrid is Founder and Director of Teach Well, which was established to provide support for teachers and school leaders to improve outcomes for the students in their classrooms and schools. She was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship in 2020, recognising Teach Well’s work in driving positive social change and supporting students and teachers serving complex communities.
Julie is the education lead at Impact Economics and Policy, and former Deputy Program Director of Education at the Grattan Institute, an independent think tank in Melbourne. She has an extensive background in school education reform, and has co-authored several high-profile reports on effective teaching and educational disadvantage in schools. Julie has also worked in senior advisor roles in government and consulting in Australia and internationally. Julie is an economist by training.
Chris is co-founder and lawyer of Assured Legal Solutions, a boutique law firm supporting small-to-medium enterprises and their finance/capital partners. He is also a co-founder of Lext, a legal tech company, offering innovative products in the legal training & education and dispute resolution sectors.
We are very grateful that Ochre is supported by a partnership with the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO).
Through the partnership, Ochre is producing around 300 high-quality video lessons and 550 resources, such as lesson slides, worksheets and quizzes in Maths, English and Science. These resources will be the first in a comprehensive planned suite of cross-curriculum material, and will be made available to teachers through AERO’s website and the Ochre platform.
Ochre Education is partnering with Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn’s Catalyst program. Informed by the Science of Learning and Science of Reading, Catalyst develops excellent Principals, Leadership Teams and Teachers across all Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) schools through evidence-based professional learning programs. For more information visit: www.catalyst.cg.catholic.edu.au