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 in 2018/19, to study the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.