MIchelle Gleeson

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Classroom Teacher, Castle Hill Public School

Michelle began teaching in 2005 and worked as both a casual and temporary teacher over the first few years, before being permanently appointed to Castle Cove Public School in 2008. She has taught from Early Stage 1 to Stage 3, and held a range of roles at the school from Student Welfare Coordinator, Federation Representative, SRC Coordinator, as well as being involved with various curriculum committees. In 2014, Michelle has returned to a classroom teacher position at Castle Hill Public School and is teaching Year 2.

Michelle developed her interest and activism in campaigns of the NSW Teachers Federation through attendance at local Association meetings, and becoming involved in the Federation’s New Educators Network. In 2010, she worked for the Federation as a Project Officer, and during this time developed skills to support early career teachers. She has since continued supporting the work of the Federation’s Beginning Teacher programs by presenting on various topics from programming, classroom management, and accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Since 2011, Michelle was on a secondment with the NSW Institute of Teachers (now Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards - BOSTES) working in the area of Professional Learning, including advising teachers and school executives on accreditation processes and requirements.

Currently, Michelle is an Association President and Councillor for the Middle Harbour Teachers Association of the Federation.