Positive Pieces Education's mission is to influence the social and emotional well-being of children, teachers and parents in Australia and New Zealand. We work directly with schools, government departments and independent school districts to deliver the Second Step program.
In 2014, Positive Pieces was established to bring to Australian and New Zealand school communities contemporary, well-researched programs and educational resources that support children’s wellbeing and learning, providing valuable resources to educators and parents.
Jenny Williams - Founder
Founder of Positive Pieces Education, Jenny Williams has a comprehensive background in Social Emotional Learning and has worked in this area to develop educators, students and parents for over 25 years. Her background in counselling, coupled with study in REBT and Positive Psychology sees her well-equipped to facilitate training for educators across Australia. Prior to forming Positive Pieces Education, Jenny headed up You Can Do It! Education and was instrumental in the growth and implementation of social-emotional wellbeing programs across Australia.
Stephanie Williams - Co-Founder
Co-Founder Stephanie, brings her knowledge and background in Human Resource Management to Positive Pieces Education. She is a Certified Six Seconds EQ Practitioner and Assessor; Six Seconds is the largest global organisation supporting the growth of emotional intelligence (EQ) by researching and disseminating effective tools and methods. Having worked in HR roles across a range of industries and sectors, Stephanie witnessed a gap of social-emotional skills in the workforce and decided to leave the corporate world to focus her efforts on the next generation.
Roslyn Green - Education Advisor
Ros has worked in the education field for over 30 years in a range of teaching, administration and student wellbeing roles. She has long been passionate about the importance of developing the ‘whole child through the teaching of emotional intelligence (SEL) in the classroom and school wide as a universal program. She has most recently worked as a school guidance officer (counsellor) in a wide range of primary and special schools and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of child development, assessment, whole school SEL and mental health.
Since 1979, Committee for Children has advocated for policies to enhance, gathered research to support, and developed educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Committee for Children are the authors of the innovative social-emotional learning curriculum, Second Step. Their programs blend research and rigor with intuitive design, empowering children with skills to help them realise their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives.
Watch the below video to hear Co-Founder, Stephanie Williams discuss Positive Pieces Education's decision to publish Second Step in Australia and New Zealand.