Yvonne has been a teacher with the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities since 2002. During that time she has taught across all areas of Primary school. Yvonne is also a trained reading recover teacher as well as being a passionate researcher and historian.
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Awarded 2016 Australian Day Medal for Services to Veterans and their Families. Awarded 2015 New South Wales Department of Education and Communities Excellence in Teaching Award.
Yvonne attended the University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia) as a mature age student. She holds a double degree with honours in Teaching and Arts, majoring in Australian history
Yvonne has researched and co-written three books with fellow author John Gillam. Their latest offering "A Tail of Two Diggers" is a children's book based on the true story of Digger a mischievous bull dog who becomes the mascot of the 1st Division of the Australian Imperial Force during World War One. Both Yvonne and John pride themselves on creating high quality lessons programs and resources..