The Board and Directors

Sherryl Saunders


Sherryl is Vice President of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. She has taught languages to students across primary and secondary schools, been a curriculum officer for languages, an Assistant Principal in a P-12 school and 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. Click here to send an email to Sherryl.

Angela Colliver


Angela Colliver is an Education for Sustainability specialist and she designs educational programs and curriculum resources. Angela began her career as a teacher before moving into State Government as a School and Community Educator in the Environment Department where she designed a Watercare program. She has designed a number of sustainable schools related programs including the Great Barrier Reef Marine park Authority’s (GBRMPA) Reef Guardian Schools program and CSIRO’s CarbonKids program. Angela also managed the AuSSI within the Australian Government for numerous years. Angela has written over 100 curriculum resources for schools and is currently a Director of two consultancies, namely Angela Colliver Consulting Services and FutureGen Education. Angela has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education. She has taught at all levels of schooling (K-10) and has also lectured pre-service teachers at Flinders University in SA. Click here to send an email to Angela.



Cathy Crook is Canberra-based and on the Board of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). Cathy has a solid background both as a teacher and school leader practitioner and has been involved in HR policy program management. She has represented the ACT Education Directorate on education reform, professional standards, resource development, teacher quality, recruitment strategies and staffing structures. Click here to send an email to Cathy.

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Director Robyn is currently Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of New England. Robyn is well known for her commitment to the development of a strong professional knowledge base in initial teacher education and remains dedicated to bringing accessible educational research and theory to teacher education students. Robyn’s interest also lies in teacher professional development.



Melyssa Fuqua

Director Melyssa Fuqua represents the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and is a teaching associate at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Her primary research focus and work is in rural education with further interest in school leadership, student transitions, and developing/maintaining school-community relationships.


Trish Douglas

Trish Douglas

Director Trish Douglas is Chair of the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA), a position she has held for the past four years. She teaches Geography to Years 10-12 at Eltham College, Melbourne where she is also VCE Coordinator. She has served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Committee member of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria and has been a contributing author to many of their textbooks and other resources.