Kids in Connection, Director, Kristy Wood, is a primary school teacher who has experience working in a variety of settings from schools in remote communities to schools in rural and metropolitan areas. She is also experienced in working for organisations providing camps and other recreational opportunities for kids.
Prior to her teaching career; Kristy worked as a youth worker in a suicide prevention program in Broome and the surrounding Indigenous communities. In her current position Kristy provides support services to children, teachers and families in schools.
Kristy has presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference on school Social and Emotional programs that she has developed. She has also presented sessions at the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) conference.
“For me teaching is about the relationship and connection I have with the children and the relationship and connections they have with themselves and each other. It is important that we know the child, understand how they learn and support them to fully develop as a person who knows themselves".
"The role of a teacher holds a lot of influence, much more then we choose to be aware of, I am in the process of learning that:
How I am with myself affects how I will be with the children,
and how I am with the children affects how they will be with each other”.