Lyndall joined SPELD NSW as a professional learning educator in June 2023. Lyndall started her career as an early years teacher in the UK during the time of the National Literacy Strategy. She stumbled across the science of reading through her own research and became a passionate advocate for explicit, systematic phonics instruction after seeing how it empowered children to become readers in her own classroom. Lyndall’s fascination with reading acquisition led her to return to university to pursue a degree in psychology, which eventually resulted in a Masters degree and then a Ph.D. focused on how children read new irregular words. She is now focused on sharing her interest in reading with her fellow educators through her continued research and her work at SPELD NSW.
Lyndall believes that SPELD NSW is helping to educate individuals, families, teachers, schools, and policy makers to ensure that everyone, regardless of circumstances, become readers. This vision is important to Lyndall because it aligns with her values of equality, empowerment, and community building, and the need to create a more inclusive and supportive society where all can meet their full potential.