Lane has been volunteering with us since Term 4 last year, and throughout 2017 has mostly been working alongside our student of the month, Jesse. They've formed such a beautiful bond that it felt a little strange not celebrating them both at the same time. Lane's patience, sense of humour, kindness and respect - not to mention her willingness to run around the room with Jesse to both help keep him safe and to continue talking story ideas as he roams - has been a huge part of her student's development over the year.
Aside from being an amazing Sunday tutor, Lane has used her considerable editing skills (she's a professional writer) to assist kids in schools in Western Sydney in editing weeks, and has even come in to help type student work for end-of-term publishing. Lane, a huge thank you for all that you do here, and for your constant smiling and generosity!