Cameron Malcher

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Cameron began his teaching career in 2005 in the Hills area of Sydney. A passionate Drama & English teacher, he soon established the North Sydney Regional Drama Camp and served as a member of the North Sydney Regional Arts Council. In 2009 he completed the necessary qualifications to deliver  the VET entertainment course, and in 2011 he was awarded the first Premier's Teachers' Scholarship for VET in schools, spending 6 weeks in London's West End exploring initiatives related to the delivery of theatre technical training. In that same year, Cameron was also awarded the North Sydney Regional Directors' award for Outstanding Service to Schools, and was appointed Head Teacher, English to a comprehensive high school in the Macarthur area of South Western Sydney.

In 2012 Cameron completed a Diploma in Live Production at Nirimba TAFE, and in June of 2013 he combed his interest in audio recording, social media and a desire to support the education community in the creation of the Teachers' Education Podcast (www.terpodcast.com), working with co-host Corinne Campbell to create a free professional development resource for teachers around the country that has quickly become one of the most well-regarded educational podcasts in Australia.

Cameron is a strong advocate for public education as a key cornerstone of a fair and just society, and joined the NSWTF as a student teacher. In the first year of his teaching career, Cameron attended Annual Conference and a number of councils as an observer and proxy, before being elected as a Councillor and Secretary of the Hills Association at the beginning of his second year of teaching, serving in these roles, and later as association president, until moving to the Camden-Campbelltown association at the end of 2011, where he now serves as a Councillor.