Helen joined the RTAQ in rural Queensland as a form of networking with like-minded professionals. On her transfer to Brisbane she joined the committee at the time of the merger with the Secondary Resource Teachers Association. She has been an active committee member since 2003.
Helen has undertaken the role of President, Secretary and Treasurer during her time on the committee.
Helen’s background is in secondary education, she currently works as a HOSES in rural Queensland and has been a Support Teacher: Literacy and Numeracy in a large secondary school. Initially working as a secondary Home Economics/Science teacher, Helen also completed a BED and a Grad Dip in Resource Teaching in an effort to understand the learning difficulties experienced by students in rural and city classrooms. She has worked with students needing intervention support in a variety of settings, including state primary, special and secondary schools.
Helen currently is organising the 2021 biennial conference on behalf of LSTAQ, with partners LDA and SPELD Qld.