High school teacher Anna Uren is Federation’s new Women’s Coordinator.
Anna has worked as a Federation Relief Officer in the position, plus as a Research Officer, Industrial Officer and City Organiser.
She has been a Women’s Contact and Fed Rep, an Association Treasurer, Federation Councillor and Annual Conference delegate.
Anna has taught face-to-face and in distance education schools around Sydney, and worked in the Centre for Learning Innovation and the Curriculum Directorate.
“I became a teacher because of my belief in the power of education to transform the lives of people and make society a better place. And I consider it an immense privilege to be working for the Teachers Federation — an organisation driven by the same values,” she said.
Long-serving Federation Officer Fionie Stavert has moved to the Lake Macquarie area to serve as a Country Organiser.
Fionie taught for 19 years in South West and Inner City schools and was one of the 13 teachers that introduced the 2 Unit Aboriginal Studies course in 1990.
In 1996 Fionie was elected a City Organiser.
She coordinated school counsellors in a statewide travel compensation dispute resulting in a betterment that is part of all subsequent salary awards and was key in forging the community alliance that kept inner city schools threatened with closure under the Building the Future plan open.
Primary teacher Julie Moon is the new Editor and Publications Officer. She has held the position in a relieving capacity on two previous occasions.
Julie has also worked as a Relief Officer in the positions of Administration Officer (Media and Communications), Welfare Officer and Organiser.
Her 35-year teaching career began in the bush in a two-teacher school before coming to Sydney. She has worked as a casual and temporary teacher in high schools, SSPs and from K–6 in primary schools. Her most recent position was at Sylvania Heights Public School.
As an activist, Julie has held executive positions in Sutherland TA and been a councillor and a conference delegate.
“I look forward to working closely with Officers and staff of the Federation to inform members of current issues and campaigns,” Julie said.