Belinda has broad and extensive experience within the public education system and is currently the new Director, Educational Leadership for the Wollondilly Principals Network. She was the Principal of Woonona High School in Wollongong; has been the Deputy Principal of three high schools; and held the executive positions of District Guidance Officer (Senior Psychologist) and Relieving Student Welfare Consultant.
Belinda was elected President, Secondary Principal Council, Illawarra South East Region in 2013, a position she still holds. In 2017, she was seconded by the Department of Education to the position of Principal School Leadership, collaboratively mentoring and coaching principals with a focus on continuous school improvement and building leadership capacity.
Belinda has forged significant learning partnerships between schools and tertiary settings and collaborated with the University of Wollongong in broadening the scope of a Quality Teaching and Mentoring Program for pre-service teachers and their supervising professional experience mentors.
In 2017, Belinda was one of 12 inaugural recipients of the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.