Communications Director - Lina Scalfino
Lina Scalfino was born in Torella dei Lombardi Provincia Avellino and emigrated to Australia when four years old. She has remained very much connected to her country of birth and has visited regularly taking the opportunity to study Italian Language and Culture at the University in Perugia. She has a love of all things Italian including music, particularly classical and traditional , exploring regional food and literature.
Lina has dedicated her professional life as an educator for the last forty years in various roles within the Education Department of South Australia including promoting the teaching of languages, particularly Italian. Her contribution to Education has focused on leadership within school in the areas of curriculum development, school improvement and languages including English as a second language.
Three years ago Lina became involved in Radio Italiana 531 whilst co conducting the External Review of Radio Italiana. She was invited on the committee as a co-opted member participating in the Sub-Committee of Programs, Special Programs Events and the Volunteer Consultative Committee.
Diploma Of Education (Primary )
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Graduate Diploma of Teaching English as a Second Language
Advanced Diploma of Teaching Italian Language and Culture Perugia Italy
School Leadership Positions- Education Department
Principal of Kilburn Primary
Principal of Callington Primary
Principal of Modbury School Preschool-7
Principal/Deputy Principal Clapham Primary School R-7
Deputy Principal/Principal Norwood Primary School R-7.
State Leadership Positions- Education Department
State Manager Program and Resources Reception to Year 12 South Australian Education Department.
State Senior Education Manager Languages Other Than English
State Senior Education Policy Officer Reception- Year 12
Adelaide Area Adviser for Primary and Secondary Languages- Year 12
Ministerial Appointment by the Hon Dr. Brendan Nelson to the Committee of National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy
Professional Consultant to the Curriculum Corporation for the National Values Education Study
Member of the National Expert Reference Group for the National Values Education Framework
Seconded by Chief Executive Steve Marshal to develop a Values Framework R-12 for DECD.
Ministerial Appointment to the Multicultural Coordinating Committee South Australia Inter-systemic Committee
Board Member - Australian Council for Educational Leadership
Senior Vice President of the Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE UNESCO)
I am honoured to have been elected to the Committee of Radio Italiana 531to work collaboratively on the Committee to support this outstanding community radio, the volunteers and our committed listeners in promoting the Italian language and culture that we all love.