GAWA Committee

Executive 2021

Leo Conti
President
Leo Conti is currently the Head of Department at Ballajura Community College and is a Senior Lecturer at Notre Dame University. He has been on the GAWA committee since 1990 and has held various roles. Leo is actively involved in the development of professional learning, educational resources and curriculum in WA
Lidia Di Giuseppe
Vice President
Lidia teaches Geography and HASS at Corpus Christi College in Bateman. She has been a member of the GAWA Council since 2009 and served as Secretary from 2014 to 2019.
Peggy Bakalis
Vice President
Peggy is the Geography specialist teacher at St Marks Anglican Community School. She has been on the GAWA Committee since 2013 having undertaken a variety of roles. She is passionate about developing professional learning for educators and in promoting the importance of Geography in our schools.
Rachel Scott
Secretary
Rachel joined the GAWA committee in 2019 and is a geography specialist at Shenton College. She is actively involved in geography curriculum and resource development through SCSA and completed a dissertation on the importance of fieldwork in geography education as part of her Masters in Education.
Tracy Smith
Treasurer
Tracy Smith is the Geography Coordinator and specialist teacher at Mindarie Senior College. She has been on the GAWA committee since 2013 and has held various roles. She is actively involved in the development of professional learning, educational resources and curriculum in WA.
Anna Griffin
Immediate Past-President
Anna Griffin is currently completing a PhD in Education. She was previously the Head of Humanities at Swan Valley ACS, where she was a teacher of Senior Geography and Economics. Anna is the Immediate Past President of GAWA and has been extensively involved in writing and editing various GAWA textbooks.
Alan May (ex officio)
Business Manager
Alan has devoted over fifty years of his professional life to the teaching of geography and geographical education. After a thirty-year academic career teaching at Edith Cowan and Melbourne Universities and a two-year research consultancy at Curtin University, Alan took on the role of GAWA Business Manager and has served the Association in that capacity for the past twenty years stewarding its commercial and financial interests.

GAWA Management Committee - 2021

President

Leo Conti

Ballajura Community College leo.conti@education.wa.edu.au

Vice – President

Peggy Bakalis

St Marks ACS

Vice – President

Lidia Di Giuseppe

Corpus Christi College

Secretary

Rachel Scott

Shenton College

Treasurer

Tracy Smith

Mindarie Senior College

Immediate Past-President

Anna Griffin

PhD Candidate

Committee Member

Laura Billington

Holy Cross College

Committee Member

Rosemary Cawley

Perth College

Committee Member

Charissa Efthyvoulos

Comet Bay College

Committee Member

Brittany Halpenny

Trinity College

Committee Member

Alessandra Hardwick

Aquinas College

Committee Member

Felicity Ivison

Sevenoaks Senior College

Committee Member

Angela Jones

Wesley College

Committee Member

Rick McMahon

Perth Modern School

Committee Member

Darryl Michie

Morley Senior High School

Committee Member

Danielle Pisconeri

St Norbert College

Committee Member

Alison Sciascia

Rossmoyne Senior High School

Committee Member

Tracy Sterling

SIDE

Committee Member

Bridget Trevaskis

Applecross Senior High School

Committee Member

Jon Wyllie

Christchurch Grammar School

Business Manager (ex-officio)

Alan May

GAWA Office