In 1992 I graduated at IPSOC Kortrijk. (orthopedagogy) Between that moment and september 1999 I worked in different settings in the social sector.
I began my career in the perifery of education in 1999, when I started working for the prevention department in De Sleutel. During my time there I was coached to work als trainer. Quit soon afterwords I joined the foundation Leefstijl (NL) as a freelance trainer. This gave me the opportunity be part of a large and talented team of professionals and get my certificate as a Lions Quest trainer. During my spell at De Sleutel (1999 - 2006) and Leefstijl (2000 - 2010) I developed my craft as a trainer and immersed myself in different educational topics and got to grips with the socio-emotional dynamics of educational teams.
Between 2007 and 2013 I started and lead my own company; Art de Co, training and growth in education. We developed from a one man band into a team with 10 trainers and reached schools all over Flanders with an contemporary list of topics. Due to illness I decided to choose another path and sold the company.
In august 2013 I started my work at the university of Ghent, where i still work to this day. During that period I have participated in several projects:
For the moment I work as a trainer and coach for Steunpunt Diversiteit and Leren (Center for diversity and learning). I participate in the valorisation of different topics such as multilingulism, broad schools, evaluation (policy and practice), transitions in education, differentiation,etc. I support the use and implmentation of our DISCO screeningtool.