Western Teacher : Volume 46.1 - January 2017
Western Teacher January 2017 17 Industrial Lisa Nelson Lisa is principal at Pingrup Primary School. A teacher for over 25 years, she has been a Level 3 Classroom Teacher since 2010. She holds a Masters of Education in Special Education. Lisa is currently a union rep for the Lakes network of principals. She has a passion for Indigenous education and equity for regional students. Graeme Repper Graeme has over 40 years’ experience as a humanities and social sciences teacher, head of department and school leader. His SSTUWA union positions include rep, deputy rep and Executive member. Graeme has represented the SSTUWA at the national level at conferences and in campaigns. He is a tireless advocate of public education. Lincoln Rose Lincoln has been a primary school teacher since 2003 in both Perth and regional WA schools. Working and living conditions for regional teachers, and quality education for regional students, continues to be a passion for Lincoln today. He was SSTUWA Senior Vice President from 2014 to 2016, returning to teaching now as a new father. He looks forward to maintaining political pressure for quality public education. Anne Tumak Anne has held numerous roles within humanities and social sciences for over 25 years including HOD, curriculum coordinator and deputy principal. Anne has been active in the union since 1991 as women’s contact officer, branch rep and State Council delegate. She believes strongly in a fair and equitable public education system for staff and students. Sharon Vertigan Sharon has been an early childhood educator for over 30 years. A SSTUWA member from her earliest days as a teacher, Sharon has filled union roles such as women’s contact officer, OSH rep and Executive member. Sharon has a passion for early childhood education and the philosophy of play- based learning. Pauline Winrow Pauline has worked in the Education Support sector for over 20 years. She has been a union rep and State Council delegate during her 20 years as an SSTUWA member. Pauline supports public education because it offers the best continuum of service for students with disabilities and high support needs in WA. SSTUWA elections Elections for SSTUWA senior officers and Executive Committee members are held every three years. The Executive Committee consists of the SSTUWA president, senior vice president, vice president and up to 15 ordinary members. The committee is a democratically elected body which represents teachers, school leaders, school psychologists and lecturers from kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, district high schools, education support centres and TAFE. Both senior officers and Executive members are elected for a three year term of office. Executive are responsible for the financial management of the union and managing all other affairs of the union as outlined in the rules. Executive provides strategic direction for the union and plays a crucial role in assessing the issues and concerns of members and ensuring they are fully represented in the decisions and actions of the union. Executive members are also delegates to State Council for the term of their office.
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Volume 46.2 - February 2017