Individual

President Profile

Robyn McKenzie

Robyn McKenzie has been President of the HTANSW since October 2017. She has taught in the public education system for past 15 years and is currently the Head Teacher History at Strathfield Girls High School in inner-west Sydney. In that time, she has made her mark as a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of history, coordinating events like the History Mastermind program for Stage 4 students, which is a gifted & talented trivia style event with 300 participants from 28 schools. Robyn has significant experience in marking the HSC and has previously contributed to HSC exam development. In addition to this, she has been involved in consultations around new syllabuses and regularly contributed to our Teaching History journal. 

Robyn has been a passionate regional Professional Learning co-ordinator in her time on the HTANSW Executive; growing up in Wagga Wagga led to a clear passion about the professional learning needs of our regional colleagues, and she has generously shared her passion and expertise throughout NSW in this role. In addition to co-ordinating regional professional learning, Robyn has regularly presented at the HTANSW State, Stage 6, Early Career Teacher and various regional conferences and study days. Always looking to upskill and develop her own historical toolkit, Robyn has participated in three volunteer archaeological excavations with Sydney University at Pella, Jordan, and was awarded a prestigious Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators scholarship for 2018/19, where she will study the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. 

Board of Directors

The 2022 Board of Directors, elected on 27th October 2021 at the History Teachers' Association NSW AGM. It will hold office until the 2022 AGM set down for October 2022. (Exact date TBC)

Robyn McKenzie

President

Toni Hurley

Past President

Beatriz Cartlidge

Vice President

Anne Gripton

Vice President

Melissa Riley

Vice President

Dr Denis Mootz

Treasurer

Lara Grimm

Secretary

Catherine Bavell

Director & Editor-in-Chief

Helena Bozic

Director

Nikki Brown

Director & Journal Editor

Francisca Castro

Director

Ashley Chee Quee

Director

Dr Stephen Clarke

Director

Michael Condie

Director

Duane Galle

Director 

Annika Fawcett

Director

Cimen Fevzi

Director

Kate Littlejohn

Director

Ivan Lucic-Jozak

Director & Journal Editor

Elyse Read

Director

Matt Schultz

Director

Michael Street

Director

 

 

HTANSW Alumni 

Kate Cameron

Alumni Member

Bernie Howitt

Alumni Member

Jennifer Lawless

Alumni Member

Pamela Panczyk

Alumni Member

HTANSW Employees

Jonathon Dallimore

HTANSW Professional Officer 

Maria Dos Santos-Lee

HTANSW Public Officer & Executive Officer 

Fiona Starr

HTANSW Part-Time Support Officer

 

 

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
  • 2009: Alf Pickard