Our Team

BGKLLEN (or Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network) is helping young people stay engaged or reengage with schooling.

We do this by facilitating partnerships that help build the capacity of young people to attend education, build positive relationships with educators and develop the skills they will require to move on successfully to the next stage of their life. We are currently focusing on engagement in learning and school retention as well as professional development for staff and educators working with young people.

At BGKLLEN we are receptive and ready to listen and act. We are passionate, tenacious and care deeply about young people. We are fun to be around as we love what we do!

We are also very committed to Child Safety. To read our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety, click here.

Jayne Valle – Chief Executive Officer

Jayne has been working alongside schools for 20 years in roles within LLEN’s and School Focussed Youth Services at Department of Education and Training. Her work has focused on improving outcomes for young people in some of the most disadvantaged regions in Victoria. Jayne is passionate about building the capacity of organisations and individuals to reach their full potential, particularly students at risk of becoming early school leavers.

Jayne has a Community Welfare and Counselling background with further qualifications in Management in the Community Services Sector and Career Development. Jayne is an accredited Neurosequential Model of Education Trainer and studied under the guidance of Dr Bruce Perry at the Neurosequential Network.

Carolyn Langdon

Carolyn is the SWL Project Officer and joined BGKLLEN in 2019. Carolyn always had a love for children so trained as a primary teacher, achieving a Double Degree; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching. Throughout her time teaching and interacting with young people, Carolyn developed a strong passion for helping young people with their mental wellbeing. During her time teaching, Carolyn furthered her passion and completed her Masters in Student Wellbeing.

Using her educational background, passion and drive to help students and their mental wellbeing, Carolyn has begun facilitating school sessions around Managing Stress and Anxiety. After working with the Junior levels at one local school, Carolyn is expanding the number of schools taking part in these school sessions. Carolyn looks forward to reaching as many students she can, helping them strengthen their mental health.

Rachelle Postregna

Rachelle is BGKLLENs Communications & Admin Officer. An avid lover of the arts, she has qualifications in Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design and in Writing & Editing. Drawing upon her passion for photography, the moving image, illustration and animation there is nothing she enjoys more than the planning and implementing of our promotional, digital and social media strategies.

Her goals in life include – to never stop being curious, to be kind and to remember that a series of small repeated efforts can add up to something really worthwhile over time.

Maynard the Boxer

BGKLLENs insta-famous star employee, Maynard, is a therapy dog. He recently received his ‘Learners Jacket’ meaning soon he will have the opportunity to attend school workshops, expos and so much more. Once qualified he can’t wait to spread his affection, support and comfort throughout our community.