President Profile

Anne Gripton

Anne Gripton brings with her a wealth of experience and an unwavering commitment to history education. With over 30 years of teaching across government, Catholic, and independent institutions, Anne has held roles such as Head Teacher History, Gifted Education Coordinator, and Director of Teaching and Learning. This has given her insight and experience in history and pedagogy across the curriculum. Since 2012, she has been accredited as Highly Accomplished and has taught, examined and marked across Ancient History, Modern History, History Extension, and IB History.

In 2012, Anne was the recipient of the Premiers’ HTANSW History Teaching Scholarship, building a website to aid teachers in navigating the new 7 – 10 History syllabus. In 2016 when she received the HTAA Gandel Yad Vashem Scholarship, resulting in a series of resources tailored for a mini case study on Holocaust historiography for History Extension. Moreover, her commitment to HTANSW acknowledged with the NSW PTC Outstanding Service Award in 2015.

Beyond teaching, Anne has written HSC Ancient History Excel Study Guide and contributed articles to the HTANSW Teaching History journal as well as Appy Times, about History and technology. A familiar face at conferences, webinars, and study days, she is involved in the HTANSW RIME program and coordinates the esteemed HTANSW History Extension Prize Competition.

Anne is known for her efforts in supporting fellow educators through online platforms, reflecting the association's ethos of fostering collaboration and excellence. When not immersing herself in History, Anne likes to cook. A lot. 


Board of Directors

The 2024 Board of Directors, elected on 16th October 2023 at the History Teachers' Association NSW AGM. It will hold office until the 2024 AGM set down for October 2024. (Exact date TBC)

Anne Gripton


Robyn McKenzie

Past President

Beatriz Cartlidge

Vice President

Ashley Chee Quee

Vice President

Lara Summersford

Vice President

Dr Denis Mootz


Francsica Castro


Helena Bozic


Nikki Brown


Michael Condie


Alison Corliss


Annika Fawcett


Patricia Lemos


Kyra Phillips


Elyse Read


Matt Schultz


Nadia Szimhart




HTANSW Alumni 

Kate Cameron

Alumni Member

Bernie Howitt

Alumni Member

Toni Hurley

Alumni Member

Jennifer Lawless

Alumni Member

Pamela Panczyk

Alumni Member

HTANSW Employees

Jonathon Dallimore

HTANSW Executive Officer
(Professional Services)

Maria Dos Santos-Lee

HTANSW Public Officer & Executive Officer (Administration)

Dr Fiona Starr

HTANSW Professional Support Officer (Part-time)
Journal Editor

Our Constitution

The History Teachers’ Association of New South Wales Inc. seeks to promote the study and teaching of History and to provide professional support for those working in the area of History education.

Our Patrons

  • Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington
  • Emeritus Professor Heather Goodall

Our Life Members

  • 2008: Alberto Marchetto