About Us

Information about Standout Education and our team of consultants

Standout Education

Standout Education is a training and consultancy company based in Perth, working with schools and colleges across Western Australia.
We run professional learning workshops at your school, with your objectives and your priorities, for the benefit of your students.
We will work with you to help develop innovative and practical ways of using your technology in your classrooms.

  • Office 365 Education
  • Windows 10 & Surface
  • OneNote & Class Notebook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD)
  • Digital Literacy
  • ICT Coaching
  • ICT Strategic Planning
  • Change Management

Founded in 2013, Standout Education provides professional learning for teachers and leaders at schools across Western Australia. A Microsoft Education partner, we work closely with the Department of Education, Catholic Education Western Australia and the Association of Independent Schools Western Australia.

“Helping you to enhance learning and teaching with technology.”

Meet the Team

Steven Payne
Education Consultant & Founder

An enthusiastic educator with 20 years’ experience of using ICT for learning and teaching, Steven founded Standout Education in 2013.
Steven is a Microsoft Learning Consultant, and has worked with Microsoft since 2012 delivering seminars and professional learning workshops across Australia.
He has previously worked as a teacher and education consultant, both in Australia and in the UK, supporting schools and jurisdictions to make effective use of ICT and improve learning outcomes.

Steven is currently working with a number of schools on implementing Microsoft Office 365, helping to improve communication and collaboration.
Steven is also experienced in using ICT creatively across curriculum areas and runs engaging workshops for staff and students, incorporating a range of ICT and STEM activities including robotics, animation and coding.
He has a particular interest in the role of digital technology in personalised learning and enjoys helping teachers develop and adapt strategies to support the needs of their students.

Steven also works part time for the CSER Group, University of Adelaide, supporting teachers in implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum.

Melissa Cahill
Education Consultant

A certified Microsoft Expert Educator with over 15 years of experience in the classroom as a teacher and ICT Coordinator, working both in Australia and the UK.
Melissa has implemented a 1:1 BYOD program and taught in classrooms running multiple platforms. With practical teaching experience, Melissa understands the challenges faced by teachers. She has a passion for creating digital learning experiences and aims to support teachers in harnessing innovative techniques while meeting strict curriculum objectives.

With a focus on initiatives and projects related to 21st century teaching and learning, Melissa provides expertise on best practices in educational technology.
With the use of Microsoft Office 365 she strives to help teachers create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning and stimulate development of essential life skills. Empowering teachers to create and share, to encourage exploration, adapt learning environments to meet individual learning needs, enabling students to make, design, invent and build with technology.