Our Team

Access Education has a team of highly experienced, professional and friendly lecturing staff. You can learn more by clicking on any of the presenters listed below.
  • Jason Albress

    BSc (Biol), BTch, Head of Year 12 and Biology teacher, Dromana Secondary CollegeJason's biolgraphy will be available soon. Jason Albress - profile and current events
  • Freda Armstrong

    BSc, BEd, Mathematics teacher, Presbyterian Ladies’ College  Freda is an experienced mathematics teacher currently working at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, one of the state’s leading academic secondary schools. She has a love for all things technology and readily uses colourful visuals in her teaching to demonstrate and simplify complex concep...

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  • Helen Attrill

    Studio Arts teacher, Bendigo Senior Secondary College  Helen Attrill has taught Studio Arts since its inception in a variety of art forms including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture and Photography at Rochester Secondary College and Bendigo Senior Secondary College  She has been regularly involved in contributing to course changes in VCAA forums and has hosted regional meetings to review the study. She was m...

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  • Jim Baird

    BEd, MEd, Senior Biology teacher and Director of Rosebud Campus, Padua College Jim has been teaching for over 22 years and for twenty of these years has been involved with teaching Biology at Year 12 level. During his extensive career he has also taught Bi...

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  • James Bakker

    BA(Hons), DipEd (Sec), Head of Humanities, Mater Christi College James Bakker is Head of Humanities and a teacher of Legal Studies at Mater Christi College Belgrave. He has been teaching VCE for 15 years and has previously been  a teacher and Head of Humanities at Presentation College Windsor and Christian Brother’s College St Kilda James Bakker - profile and current events
  • Gary Bass

    BSc (Ed) Melb, Grad Dip Computing (Deakin)Gary is an experienced teacher and has been teaching Information Technology for over 20 years. He is currently teaching Software development at Virtual School Victoria. During this time Gary has also been a VCAA Exam Assessor (Algorithmics) and has co-authored the VCE Applied Computing U1-2, Data Analytics U3-4 and Software development U3-4 textbooks (2020). Gary Bass - profile and current events
  • Bronnie Bishop

    BA (Soc Sc), Grad Dip Ed, Freeman House & Teaching and Learning Manager, Bendigo Senior Secondary College  Bronnie has taught students Psychology at VCE level for 12 years and has a real passion for the subject and to see students achieve their maximum potential.  She has gained valuable experience working as a VCAA Psychology Exam assessor from 2003 to the present, participating as a ...

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  • Allison Bray

    BEd, Year 12 Co-ordinator and Geography Teacher at Melbourne Girls Grammar School  Allison is an experienced and passionate Geography teacher who has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught VCE Geography since 2009. She is currently Year 11 Co...

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  • Phil Carew

    Bachelor Film & Television, Grad Dip Ed, Media teacher and Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning at Toorak College, Mt Eliza  Phil has been teaching Media for the last 8 years at Toorak College in Mt Eliza. He currently teaches VCE Media and he is also Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning. Phil has been a VCAA Media Examination assessor f...

    Phil Carew - profile and current events
  • Gada Chazbek

    BA, DipEd, Head of English - Senior School, Beaconhills College, Berwick Campus  Gada is also currently a VCAA assessor the GAT and the English exam. Gada Chazbek - profile and current events
  • Coral Classon

    BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip, MEd - English Literature educator  Coral has had extensive experience in teaching English and LOTE in both city and country schools.  After re-training in ESL in mid-career, she has focussed mainly on ESL and on the transition of ESL students into secondary schools.  She currently teaches Year 12 students in revision classes, assesses trial examination papers, and reviews trial papers for a publishing firm. She has been involved in...

    Coral Classon - profile and current events
  • Coral Classon & Michael Daniel

    The Access Education EAL revision lectures are jointly presented by Coral Classon and Michael Daniel.Coral ClassonBA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip, MEd - English Literature educatorCoral has had extensive experience in teaching English and LOTE in both city and country schools.  After re-training in ESL in mid-career, she has focussed mainly on ESL and on the transition of ESL students into secondary schools.  She currently teaches Year 12 students in revision classes, assesses trial examination papers, and reviews trial papers for a publishing firm. She has be...

    Coral Classon & Michael Daniel - profile and current events
  • Chrissy Collins

    AppSci, BEd Health and Home Economics  Chrissy is teaching Health and Human Development and junior Food Studies at Thornbury High School. She has been a H&HD VCE teacher for over 15 years and held a range of different leadership positions throughout her career, including VCAA exam assessor. She is an author of two texts for the current course: Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 3 and 4; and Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 1 and 2. Passionate about building teacher and student capacity, she is involved in a range of student and teacher workshops, including exam revision.Chrissy is new to the Access Education lecturing team but has been a H&HD VCE teacher for over 15 years. She has taught in Government Secondary schools and held a range of different leadership positions. Throughout her teaching career she has been an VCAA exam assessor for a ...

    Chrissy Collins - profile and current events
  • Blair Cooper

    BEd, Grad Cert HRM, Cert IV Workplace Training and AssessmentCommerce Teacher, Director of VCE Studies, Peninsula Grammar Blair has taught Business Management for the past 7 years at The Peninsula School (now Peninsula Grammar). Prior to teaching he spent 8 years in a variety of Retail Management and Human Resource Management roles with...

    Blair Cooper - profile and current events
  • Michael Daniel

    BA (Hons), B Theol, MEd, MTESOL, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert RE, Head of EAL, Camberwell Grammar School  Michael has taught at Camberwell Grammar School since 1997 and has taught VCE ESL (now EAL) since 2003. The Access Education EAL revision lectures are jointly presented by Michael Daniel and Coral Classon. Michael Daniel - profile and current events
  • Annette Davie-Smythe

    BEd, Grad Dip (Careers Ed), Careers Counsellor, Firbank Grammar  Annette has worked in schools for over 20 years and held many senior positions including Head of SOSE Dept at OLSH and Head of Year 11 at Toorak College.  She is currently working at Firbank Grammar School as the Careers Counsellor.  She has worked as an assessor of VCE Geography and taught VCE History and Business Management.  She has been very involved in pastoral care of students and the development of curriculum resources.  Annette specialises in assisting senior secondary studen...

    Annette Davie-Smythe - profile and current events
  • Amy Devereux

    BA, BFA, Grad Dip, Visual Communication Design teacher at Strathmore Secondary College  Amy Devereux is an Accomplished VCE Visual Communication Design teacher. Her students have had great success in design, ranging from entry in Top Designs, entry into sought after design courses and careers, and very strong exam results. Amy Devereux - profile and current events
  • Andrew Douch

    BEd, Author and Producer of "Douchy’s Biology" podcasts, the Edrolo Biology course, educational consultant and keynote speaker  Andrew is a Biology teacher and leader in the use of emerging technologies in schools. He also runs a VCE Biology podcast with an audience of 3000 students.  Andrew has inspired and helped many teachers...

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  • Ross Down

    BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Cert Student Welfare Psychology Coordinator, Sandringham College - Senior Campus  Ross has taught VCE Psychology for 17 years. He has played an active role with the VCAA having been the State Reviewer for Psychology and an exam assessor for most of that time.  He has also been a participant on the re-accreditation panel when the subject has been due for review. Ross has co-authored three editions of t...

    Ross Down - profile and current events
  • Michelle Downie

    Michelle Downie, Graduate Diploma Technology Education, Cert III Commercial Cookery,Diploma Hospitality Management, Certificate IV Training and AssessmentFood Studies teacher, Cobram Anglican Grammar School  After qualifying as a Chef, Michelle Downie spent several years in industry before moving into the TAFE sector, teaching Apprentice Chefs, VET Commercial Cookery and Hospitality Operations, along with Commercial Cookery and Diploma in Hospitality Management students.After completing her Graduate Diploma in Technology Education, Michelle commenced her econdary teachin...

    Michelle Downie - profile and current events
  • Lynda Ellis

    Lynda Ellis, MEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Grad Dip ESL/TESOL, BEd, HDTS, Head of VCE Health and Human Development teacher, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School  Lynda is an experienced teacher of H&HD for over 38 years. She has taught in the government, tertiary and independent school systems and is currently head of Health and Human Developm...

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  • Peter Farrar

    BA (Hons), Dip Ed, Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College, author Oxford University Press  Peter has taught VCE Legal Studies for over 20 years. He has also served in senior leadership roles at a variety of schools and has extensive experience in curriculum development. Peter has authored/co-authored over 30 books, for Oxford University Press, Jacaranda Wiley and Cambridge. He is also an educational consultant and has worked on the production of materi...

    Peter Farrar - profile and current events
  • Peter Farrar & Annie Wilson

    Peter Farrar - BA (Hons), Dip Ed  Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College, author Oxford University Press  Peter has taught VCE Legal Studies for over 20 years. He has also served in senior leadership roles at a variety of schools and has extensive experience in curriculum development. Peter has authored/co-authored over 30 books, for Oxford University Press, Jacaranda Wiley and Cambridge. He is also an educational consultant and has worked on the production of materials for the Transport Accident Commission and the Federal Court of Australia.He is actively involved with the VCTA, and has presented sessions at its Comview conference on a regular basis since 1992, and in past years, has performed editorial work on the ComNet and Compak resources. Peter is passionate about learning and teaching and is a skilled practitioner in devising re...

    Peter Farrar & Annie Wilson - profile and current events
  • Sonia Goodacre

    BAppSci, BEd, Director of Teaching & Learning and Health & Human Development teacher, Plenty Valley Christian College Sonia has been a teacher of Health and Human Development since 1999. Teaching in both secondary Schools and TAFE, she has taught a wide range of students from a variety of different backgrounds and abilities. She is an author of two texts for the current course: Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 3 and 4; and Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 1 and 2. Sonia has be...

    Sonia Goodacre - profile and current events
  • Greg Gould

    BEd (Business Studies),  BBus (Accounting), Head of Commerce, Methodist Ladies' College  Greg has been teaching Accounting in Secondary Schools since 1982. He was also a lecturer and tutor at RMIT and Victoria University in the 1990’s. Currently Greg is...

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  • Karen Graham

    BA (Hons), Dip Ed, BEd, Head of English, St Kevin’s College  Karen is currently the Head of English at St Kevin’s College, Toorak and has been a key English staff member at the College for over 25 years. She has extensive experience as an English examinat...

    Karen Graham - profile and current events
  • Justin Hamilton

    BSc, BEd (PE) Hons, VCE Physical Education teacher and Head of House, Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers HillJustin is new to the Access Education team and his bio will be available shortly. Justin Hamilton - profile and current events
  • Kylie Hand

    BBSc, Dip Ed, Psychology teacher and Student Manager, Bendigo Senior Secondary College  Kylie has taught Psychology at Bendigo Senior Secondary College for seven years and is also VCE Coordinator.  She has been a Psycholog...

    Kylie Hand - profile and current events
  • Ken Holmes

    BSocSc, DipEd, DipProfCouns, ME,Teacher and Senior School Teaching and Learning Leader, Catholic College, Sale  Ken has been teaching VCE Physical Education since 1985 and VCE Psychology since 2000. He is active in attending in-services and staying up-to-date with the latest developments in all aspects of Physical Education and Psycho...

    Ken Holmes - profile and current events
  • Nick Howes

    BEng (Hons), BSc (Hons, PGCE, Senior Physics teacher and Head of Senior Science, Caulfield Grammar School, Caufield Campus  Nick has many years experience of teaching Physics to the highest level. Prior to arriving in Melbourne he taught A Level...

    Nick Howes - profile and current events
  • Ross Huggard

    BEc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, MEd Policy & Admin, MACEL, MACE    Ross Huggard has had teaching experience at Cranbourne Secondary College, and also within the independent system at Trinity Grammar School in Kew and in other schools. He has had extensive experience in teaching VCE English from its inception, and has written a number of VCE English texts including Insight Exam Guide to VCE English; Insight Guide to The Longest Memory; Insight Guide to The Life of Galileo and film study, Schindler’s List. In addition, he has co-authored a range of VCE English texts, including the best selling Insight Outcomes English Year 12 2007. He was the consulting editor for Insight English for Year 12 (2009) and Insig...

    Ross Huggard - profile and current events
  • Simon Hussey

    BBus, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Outd Ed, Outdoor and Environmental Studies Teacher, Parade College  Simon has been teaching Outdoor Education since 1998. He has taught a range of Outdoor Education based studies including VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies, and Ecological Tourism. Simon has held the Head of Outdoor Education position at both Loyola College and Catholic Regional College Sydenham where he has conducted many outdoor practical expeditions. He is currently a House Leader at Parade College where he continues to teach Outdoor Education as well as the co-ordi...

    Simon Hussey - profile and current events
  • Shaun Isbister

    Shaun Isbister, BCom (Hons), Dip Ed, Senior Business Studies teacher & Leading Teacher - Pathway, St Helena Secondary College Shaun's biography will be available soon. Shaun Isbister - profile and current events
  • Matt Jenkins

    MEng Electronic Engineering, PGCE, Year 11 and 12 Methods teacher, Caulfield Grammar School  Into his 10th year of teaching, Matt has a vast array of Mathematical experience in the VCE curriculum, teaching classes through VCE classes of General and Methods in years 11 and 12, and A Levels in the UK. Having worked for numerous exam ...

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  • Sandor Kazi

    BEng Elec (Hons), BSci (Hons), Dip Ed, Mathematics & Physics Teacher, Melbourne Girls’ College  Sandor began a post-graduate degree in particle physics at the University of Melbourne and his work on particle physics took him to the international physics laboratory CERN in Switzerland. The Australian Academy of Science chose him as one of ten young researche...

    Sandor Kazi - profile and current events
  • Louisa Lipsia

    BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed (Sec), Legal Studies teacher, St Bernard's CollegeLuisa Lipsia is an accomplished and current VCE Legal Studies teacher, also teaching across 7-10 Commerce/Humanities at St Bernard’s College and is an experienced VCAA assessor. She is also a co-author of Making and breaking the Law; Unit 1 and 2 Legal Studies and has recently worked as a Sessional Academic at Monash University (Education Faculty).Luisa has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at Monash University majoring in Criminology and Philosophy/History...

    Louisa Lipsia - profile and current events
  • Angelos Mavridis

    BA, DipEd, MEd Studies, MEd Studies(TESOL)  Senior Legal Studies, National Politics & English Teacher, Haileybury College  Angelos has been teaching for over 21 years and is currently Head of House at Haileybury College. H...

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  • Jan May

    BA, Dip Ed, BEd Studies, VCE English Teacher, Firbank Grammar School   Jan teaches VCE English at Firbank Grammar School. She has returned to the classroom after spending 2016 working as the Education Officer at the VATE, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. One of her key roles there was educating teachers about the new VCE English Study Design. Jan has extensive experience as an English examination setter, auditor, course reviewer and text selector, as well as assessing English since 1989 to the present. She al...

    Jan May - profile and current events
  • Janine McKenzie

    BA, DipEd, MEd, Dip Teaching Speech & Drama, Post Grad Dip Teaching Shakespeare, Drama Co-ordinator and Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist, Clonard College  Janine McKenzie has worked in Drama education for more than two decades. She has been involved in assessing VCE Theatre Studies for over fifteen years an...

    Janine McKenzie - profile and current events
  • Kevin McMenamin

    BScEd, GCMME, PDMME, Head of Maths, Mentone Grammar School  Kevin has taught in various schools for the past 20 years. His teaching experience with mathematics is across all levels of secondary school in all subjects of mathematics and into the first year of university. He is currently Head of the Mathematics Department at Mentone Grammar School, Victoria and the use of technology is prominent within his classroom. During the last 15 years, Kevin has presented mathematics based lectures to...

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  • Elizabeth Morgan

    Elizabeth Morgan, Diploma of Teaching, BEd, Grad Dip Student Welfare, English and History teacher, Girton Grammar School  Elizabeth's bio will be available soon. Elizabeth Morgan - profile and current events
  • Sally Nelson

    BAppSc, GradDipEd, MEd, Physical Education teacher and Head of Health and PE, Carey Grammar School  Sally's bio will be available soon. Sally Nelson - profile and current events
  • Melissa Newham

    BEd (Sec), Business Management teacher, Peninsula Grammar  Melissa is an experienced Business Management teacher and VCAA examiner. She has taught VCE, IB and A level Business Management in four countries and loves teaching this subject. Melissa Newham - profile and current events
  • Lynne O'Brien

    B.App.Sci. (Human Movement); Grad. Dip. in Ed.; Grad. Dip. In Mov’t and Dance; Post-Grad. Studies in Ed. Studies (Student Welfare)  Senior Physical Education teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Girls Grammar  Since studying Exercise Physiology and Human Anatomy during my undergraduate degree, I have been fascinated and  absorbed by the world of sport and the remarkable achievements made by athletes of all disciplines. I have taught Senior P...

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  • Lynne O'Brien & Justin Hamilton

    Lynne O'BrienB.App.Sci. (Human Movement); Grad. Dip. in Ed.; Grad. Dip. In Mov’t and Dance; Post-Grad. Studies in Ed. Studies (Student Welfare)  Senior Physical Education teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Girls Grammar  Since studying Exercise Physiology and Human Anatomy during my undergraduate degree, I have been fascinated and  absorbed by the world of sport and the remarkable achievements made by athletes of all disciplines. I have taught Senior Physical Education for over two decades in two States and overseas during my International teaching experience in Singapore. I have been a VCE Exami...

    Lynne O'Brien & Justin Hamilton - profile and current events
  • Belinda Page

    Belinda Page, Dip App Sci (HEc), Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV Assmt Training & Assessment, Head of Health and Food Studies teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School  Belinda Page is an experienced teacher at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School where she is a passionate teacher of Food Studies. She is currently the Head of Food Studies and Health.Belinda is an experienced VCE examination assessor and previously been o...

    Belinda Page - profile and current events
  • Dr Lenny Robinson-McCarthy

    BA DipEd, Philosophy teacher, Preshil  Dr Lenny Robinson-McCarthy (BA Dip Ed) has taught VCE Philosophy at Preshil since 2001.  She has also worked for the VCAA in areas relating to curriculum development and assessment and, together with Anna Symes, authored Philosophy: A Student Text ...

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  • Raymond Rozen

    BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Comp Sc, MEd (Melbourne University)   Advanced Skills Teacher, RMIT Technical College   Raymond has taught Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods at RMIT for 15 years. He has experience as a Mathematical Methods examination assessor in 2003 and was a memb...

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  • Kim Russell

    Kim Russell, Psychology teacher at Sandringham College Kim is new to the Access Education team and her profile will be available shortly. Kim Russell - profile and current events
  • Anita Saavedra

    BA, Dip Ed, Legal Studies & Commerce teacher, Peninsula Grammar  Anita's bio will be available soon. Anita Saavedra - profile and current events
  • Erin Sage

    BSc, GradDipEd, Health & Human development, Food Studies & Religious Education teacher, Santa Maria College  Erin Sage is new to the Access Education team and her biography will be available shortly. Erin Sage - profile and current events
  • Peter Skinner

    BAppSc, Dip Ed, IB & VCE Chemistry Teacher, Geelong Grammar  Peter started off his career in Chemistry in a combination of antiviral drug research and lecturing in Chemistry at the Victorian College of Pharmacy.  He then moved into the secondary education system where he has been teaching Year 12 Chemistry for the over 15 years.  For a number of...

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  • Lynette Smith

    BA (Hons, DipEd, MEd, English teacher, East Doncaster Secondary CollegeLynette is an English teacher and the Year 12 Coordinator at East Doncaster Secondary College. She has been an English examiner for VCAA and a VATE presenter for many years. Lynette Smith - profile and current events
  • Wesley Smith

    B.App.Sci. (Psychology), B.Ed. (Secondary), Head of Psychology, Huntingtower School  Wes is currently the Head of Psychology at Huntingtower, one of the state’s leading academic secondary schools. He has had extensive experience teaching both VCE Psychology and IB Psychology. With over 15 years of experience, combined with his passion for the s...

    Wesley Smith - profile and current events
  • Greg Stewart

    BSc, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Student Welfare), Senior VCE Chemistry Teacher & Deputy Principal, Whitefriars College  Greg has been teaching Chemistry to VCE students for more than 30 years. He also held the position on Senior School Coordinator at Whitefriars College, for over 13 years. Since 2008 Greg has been the Director of Staff Development at Whit...

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  • Anthony Sullivan

    BBus, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert Ed (IT), Curriculum and Learning Specialist (ICT) at Monash College  Anthony is an experienced teacher and has been teaching Information Technology for over 15 years. He is currently the Curriculum and Learning Specialist (ICT) at Monash College after being the Head of Infor...

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  • Rebecca Swain

    BA, Dip Ed, MA (Applied Linguistics), Leader of Learning (English7-12) and VCE English & English Language Teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar School  Rebecca is a teacher of VCE English and English Language at Carey Baptist Grammar School. She has a background in media and has used the knowledge and skills this path provided her to inform her role as a teacher of linguistics....

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  • Bill Teggelove

    Dip App Sc (Chem), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Life Coach, Senior Chemistry and Mathematics teacher, Assumption College, Kilmore Bill has over 20 years' experience as a senior Chemistry and Mathematics teacher. In addition, he has had extensive experience as a school administrator at all levels through to Principalship. During that time, he has been actively involved in course development, evaluation and student assessment. He has made many group presentations and led staff and student development sessions. As a l...

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  • Michael Toomey

    BA (Hons), DipEd; Master of Education, Head Of English at St John's Regional, Dandenong  Michael Toomey has been teaching Year 12 English and Literature for over twenty- five years. He is a regular writer on VCE texts and Children's Literature, has been an VCAA examiner for six years and has lectured on VCE texts for six years. Michael Toomey - profile and current events
  • Craig Townsend

    Craig Townsend, BEd (Arts, MA (History), Deputy Head of Senior School & History Revolutions teacher, Peninsula GrammarCraig's bio will be available soon. Craig Townsend - profile and current events
  • Steve Treadwell

    BEd Maths/Sci, Grad Dip Sports Science, Senior Physics Teacher, Yarra Valley Grammar  Steve has been teaching VCE Physics since 1990 and was a member of the Physics Study Review Panel for the current Study Design. Steve is also an author, as a co-writer o...

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  • Annie Wilson

    BEd (Legal Studies and Commerce). Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Presbyterian Ladies’ College and author  Annie is a passionate and experienced teacher who has taught Legal Studies for over 25 years. She has been the author/co-author of various textbooks for Jacaranda Wiley and McGraw-Hill and has written a range of resources for VCE Legal Studies (including practice examinations,...

    Annie Wilson - profile and current events
  • Craig Woodward

    BEng(Chemical), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Theology, Current VCAA assessor for Further MathsFurther Maths &...

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