Michelle Murphy is a committed educator of secondary school English students and a strong advocate for personal and professional growth. In addition to serving as a committee member for the L3CTA, she is a committee member of the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER). Her dedication to teaching and the public school system is evidenced by her active membership of the English Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and the State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia (SSTUWA). She also shares her professional knowledge with colleagues as a teacher consultant for Positive Schools and Classroom Engagement and through supporting other L3CTs and aspirant L3CTs.
Natalie has been a primary school teacher since 1999 and has taught across a range of year levels and specialist areas. She achieved her Level 3 Classroom Teacher status in 2009 and has undertaken a variety of leadership roles. Her current Level 3 Classroom Teacher role is Waste Wise coordinator, educating her school community about the reduce, reuse, recycle message. Natalie is a strong advocate for public education and she believes that every child should have access to a good quality education irrespective of their background, circumstance or location.
Heather teaches at Palmyra Primary School and is committed to sharing her interest and expertise in the teaching of Literacy. Prior to this, she worked at East Narrogin Primary School as the GIRL specialist teaching for the final four years as a member of the leadership team that developed a highly successful whole school approach to the teaching of Literacy. Heather has spent most of her teaching career in country schools and is passionate about maintaining conditions for country teachers. She is active in mentoring graduate teachers and Level 3 aspirants. Heather continues to promote the value of exemplary classroom teaching and is always proud to call herself a Level 3 Classroom Teacher, promoting the wonderful work that is done by classroom teachers in public schools.
Margo has been interested in Japan since learning Japanese at school and visiting Nagoya as an exchange student. She studied Japanese at university and later became a teacher with a passion for teaching Japanese to children of all abilities from PrePrimary to Year 6 at multiple worksites. She continually seeks new challenges to engage students and to integrate their Japanese language skills with technology. She has led student tours to Japan and enjoys networking with others who are interested in learning about Japan and its culture. As a Level 3 Classroom teacher she looks for opportunities to promote Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia as a cross-curriculum priority, and the learning of the Japanese language. She is the school leader for Connect and the Communicate with Japan project at Yuluma Primary and a Primary Schools Japanese Language Support Teacher. As a committee member of the L3CTA, she is always ready to hear from colleagues and offer support.
Dip.T., Adv.Dip.Special Ed (Deaf)
Jacqui Cole is an experienced Visiting Teacher of the Deaf (School of Special Educational Needs Sensory) who teaches students with a hearing loss from Kindergarten to Year 12 in both Government and Private Schools. This role encompasses individual teaching sessions in 4 or 5 schools a day, supporting parents and collaborating with classroom teachers to provide inclusive and effective teaching and learning environments. She has worked in both South Australia and the Northern Territory and attained L3 classroom teacher recognition in 2006. Her area of expertise is in the development of children’s communication competence - effective listening and speaking skills that enhance educational achievements and social relationships. As a committee member of the L3CTA, she is keen to provide collegial support to other Level 3 classroom teachers.