Western Teacher : Volume 46.1 - January 2017
16 Western Teacher January 2017 Industrial Executive Committee Bruce Banyard Bruce has been a union member for over 50 years. During this time he has been active at branch, conference, State Council and Executive levels. Bruce has nearly 43 years of experience in teaching and administration in high schools and as a TAFE lecturer and has a vast understanding of issues affecting country members, having spent over 24 years working in education in country areas in WA. Edd Black Edd has been a primary educator, administrator, school leader and SSTUWA member for over 40 years, starting as a school rep in 1975. Edd has served as branch secretary, branch president and on the school leaders committee. He is committed to promoting equity as a strong hallmark of the public education system. Natalie Blewitt Natalie has been a primary teacher since 1999 and has taught specialist areas such as music, art and drama. She has been a Level 3 Classroom Teacher since 2009. Natalie has been a union rep and an Executive member since 2010. Natalie believes that every child should have access to good education irrespective of background, circumstance or location. Kate Bunney Kate has been a primary teacher for 40 years with the majority of her time spent in country locations. She has served in all positions at the SSTUWA branch level and is a regular attendee of State and District Councils. Kate is a strong advocate for public education and for members to access high quality professional learning. Wes Buzza Wes has been a proud SSTUWA member since he started teaching in 1990. He is a primary teacher and currently working in fixed term positions. Wes has been a branch union rep at a number of schools and participated in State Council. Wes strongly believes that an active school branch is the cornerstone of our union and the reason why our union has succeeded for over 100 years. Simon Hitchens Simon has been a secondary English teacher for nearly 20 years spanning the Goldfields, Pilbara and the South West and part of the exam writing team for SWETA. Simon is looking forward to joining the Executive and advocating on behalf of members and creating opportunities for all students. Jan Lau Jan is a lecturer at South Metropolitan TAFE. She has worked across many areas of the TAFE sector and is also a qualified primary teacher. Jan joined the SSTUWA in 1997 and has been a State Council delegate, chair of the TAFE Committee, representative on STERC and JCCs. Jan is a strong advocate in making education accessible to all. Kathryn Mannion Kathryn began teaching in 2004 and is currently a teacher in the Midwest Engagement Behaviour Centre. Since 2004, she has served as union rep, deputy rep and State Council delegate. Kathryn is a strong advocate for members’ safety in regards to workplace violence. She is committed to improving the conditions of country and remote members.
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