Outreach Staff

Deb Cavanagh (Deputy Principal – Outreach)

Working days: Monday & Tuesday

I am the Deputy Principal, for the Outreach Team and a Level 3 Teacher. My role in the team is to bring an educational perspective to the speech team, supporting mainstream schools in developing the capacity of teachers to deliver best practice in literacy and oral language.

My personal “why”: To work with like-minded and passionate educators to build the knowledge, capacity and confidence of all teachers to deliver differentiated teaching to students so they can be happy and successful learners for life.

Outside of work, I love being with my three sons and fabulous husband on our farm. I love nature and feel that we are all responsible for protecting it. I enjoy gardening, reading and wish that I had a cook and cleaner in my life!




Justine Stewart (Speech Pathologist)

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Working days: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Fridays

I joined the NEMLDC outreach team in 2009. I have been involved in a variety of different roles during my time at the LDC. I am particularly passionate about keeping up to date with evidence based practice so that I am able to support teachers to obtain the best possible oral language outcomes for students. In my spare time I enjoy cycling and walking adventures with my husband, daughter and friends.








Cindy Stirling (Speech Pathologist)

Working days: Monday to Friday

My journey with the NEMLDC Outreach Service began in 2012, after I graduated as a Speech Pathologist. When I first joined the team I didn’t really understand the huge impact that Speech Pathologists can have on the language and literacy development of all school aged children. Now it is something I am really passionate about and invested in, especially in the early years. One of the best things about this role is working side by side with educators – I love giving them tips and strategies, but also learning from them. Educators are very special people and it is a privilege to support them.   I my spare time I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with my family.







Lillie Reynolds (Speech Pathologist)

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

I have recently joined the NEMLDC Outreach Service team mid-year 2019, after working in the Outreach service at another language development school in 2018.  I am a qualified early childhood Teacher and Speech Pathologist, who has worked as a teacher in various schools across the metropolitan area.  I am delighted to be working as a part of the Outreach team as it allows me to draw on my personal experiences as an early childhood Teacher and Speech Pathologist in order to support mainstream schools and teachers to maximise oral language outcomes for all students.  I enjoy creating practical resources, activities as well as discussing strategies that teachers can use to support students’ language and literacy development.  In my spare time I enjoy challenging myself with aerial fitness classes (e.g. Trapeze, lyra, silks) and hanging out with my family and friends.