Susan Caldis (M.Ed Research) is Vice-President of GTANSW, Secretary of AGTA, and a 2016 Asialink Alumni. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Service to the Profession Award in recognition of her contribution to the Geography Teachers Association of NSW and geography education in schools. Currently, Susan is employed as a unit convenor in the Initial Teacher Education programs at Macquarie University (K – 10 HSIE; Geography Methodology) and the University of Sydney (HSIE Education for the primary years). For personal interest Susan is learning Mandarin and working towards commencing doctoral studies in 2018. Click here to send an email to Susan.
Immediate Past President
Malcolm considers the work of professional teachers associations is critical in the Australian educational landscape. He was the Chair of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) from 2008-13 and of the AAAE from 2014-2017. Presently Malcolm is a Manager in the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and a Teaching Academic at the University of South Australia (Uni SA) in the area of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS).
Sherryl is Secretary of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. She has taught languages to students across primary and secondary schools. Sherryl has also been a curriculum officer for languages and an Assistant Principal in a P-12 school. She has lectured pre-service teachers in languages. Sherryl is passionate about the work of teachers and has a particular interest in the role that professional standards have in guiding the work of teachers.
Will Morony is currently CEO of AAMT. He came to the role in 1997 after a career as a teacher and mathematics officer in the curriculum section of the South Australian education department. In his work with the AAMT, Will has taken a leadership role in all aspects of the Association’s work to represent and support the Association’s members including policy and curriculum development, professional learning, progressing the numeracy agenda and teacher professional standards.
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Stephen is the General Manager of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA), a not-for-profit professional member association for primary educators in Australia. A former primary school teacher, Stephen has worked in educational publishing in sales and marketing and as a Primary Publisher at Pearson Education and General Manager at Horwitz Education. Prior to joining PETAA, Stephen created and ran his own quarterly primary teacher magazine, Teachers’ Toolkit.
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Katherine Schoo is the Executive Director of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA). Katherine has worked in education in Australia for over thirty years. Prior to working at ACSA she worked as a primary school teacher, curriculum developer and professional development provider and advisor at all levels and sectors of education.
Libby Tudball is the President of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA) and is Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She leads curriculum design and the development of practice for initial teacher education undergraduate programs including the implementation of Civics and Citizenship and education for sustainability across all courses.