People and Partners

Meet Our Team

Reid Smith

Co-CEO

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 Reed

Co-CEO

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 Teachers

We have a diverse range of incredible teachers supporting Ochre. Our teacher team has included teachers from States and Territories across Australia, and from all schooling systems. We are extremely grateful that they have shared their expertise to support schools, teachers, students and families. 

Our Support Team

Production Support

Andy Suttle

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.

Elizabeth Selby

Elizabeth has a background in offshore apparel and textile manufacturing, managing the critical production path from product development to delivery. She brings over a decade of production and online expertise to Ochre Education, working across cross-functional teams to solve problems in impactful ways. With interest in equity within education, Elizabeth has written grant proposals for school improvement funding and volunteered/worked in learning support & intervention in a primary school setting.

Project Support

Nicole Miller

Nicole loves seeing her two sons engage in learning. She brings her passion for children’s education to the team along with her Project Lead skills from her experience in both the private sector and government.

Curriculum Support

Benjamin Heenan

Ben has worked in the Victorian government school system as a teacher and school leader. He is currently the Dean of Philip Baxter College at UNSW Sydney.

Our Project Board

Ingrid Sealey

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.

Our Partners

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

Our Supporters

We’re very grateful to all of our supporters who have joined us in this collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and supporting schooling equity.