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Cassandra Mahony

Cassandra has a passion for evidence-based, data-driven, student-centred learning. She has experience teaching in both the private and public sectors and is currently a Learning Specialist for Curriculum at Auburn High School. She has taught VCE English, VCE EAL, VCE English Language and VCE Literature and is a member of the ACARA English Teacher Reference Group which reviews the Australian Curriculum.

In addition to her Master of Teaching,  Cassandra has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics and Italian and a Graduate Diploma in French. She has a strong understanding of how language works and has drawn on this expertise to develop workshops that support teachers to explicitly teach subject-specific literacy and to encourage EAL students to thrive in mainstream classrooms.

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very  professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.

Paul Dillon

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

Libby Fullard.

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.

Tim Livy

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”


Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s. 

Tania The Geelong College

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan