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Are you interested in getting involved in education at the History Trust of South Australia?

We are always open to finding ways to work with teachers, students and
pre-service teachers. Read more about these opportunities below.

Learning Advisory panel

The History Trust Learning Advisory Panel is a valued group of volunteer teachers who work with the Education Team at the History Trust of South Australia. The panel currently consists of eleven dedicated primary and high school teachers from across the state, including those from government, catholic and independent schools. Read on to find out more about our dedicated volunteers.

Henry Johnson

Henry currently works as the curriculum science manager at the Department for Education with an interest in showcasing and contextualising South Australia to all students through the curriculum. Past career experience as an exploration geologist has given him a passion for working strategically within a team and bringing real life science into the classroom.

Catherine Barnes

Catherine is the Teacher Librarian and Research Project Learning Leader at Endeavour College, Mawson Lakes. She also lectures at the University of South Australia in the areas of information management and metadata. Her background in research libraries, and curiosity for the world, drives her enthusiasm to inspire the next generation to seek and appreciate knowledge.

Jo Howat

Jo is a Secondary Teacher and a self-confessed History Nerd. She is committed to creating new generations of History Nerds, teaching Years 7-10. Working with the History Trust on the Learning Advisory Panel was a no-brainer for Jo, after she was able to combine her passions for teaching and travel, seeing the profound impact a hands-on experience has for students.

Sharyn Clarke

Sharyn Clarke is a teacher of History, Geography and English Literary Studies. She is interested in engaging students in primary research and in South Australia’s environmental history.

Megan Tucker

Megan is a senior school Modern History teacher at Kadina Memorial School on Narrunga land (Yorke Peninsula). She also has served on the History Teachers’ Association of SA committee since 2018. Her particular focuses as a history teacher are encouraging students to engage with the study of history in authentic ways, assisting regional and remote students to access resources that they would otherwise not come into contact with, and to foster within the next generations a life-long respect for, and understanding of, those who paved the way for the lives we live today.

Elspeth Grant

Elspeth is currently the Leader of Humanities and Social Sciences at Golden Grove High School, and from 2022 will be joining Seaton High School's teaching team. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to investigate how to boost learning about South Australian history under Australia's national curriculum. Elspeth a strong interest in connecting SA's history community with the classroom, having made a career change from being a museum curator to an educator.

Eleanor Williams

Eleanor is a History and English teacher with a passion for getting young people excited about history. Her favourite way to teach History is to create a class museum, filled with artefacts that tell stories about the students’ families and create conversations about long forgotten objects.

Malcolm Rogers

Malcolm is a primary school teacher with a long history of teaching in rural South Australian schools. He has a passion for learning about and teaching the history of his local area and school community. Malcolm is enthusiastic about incorporating ICT into his teaching practice and would like to see museums use this technology to connect to all students.

Simone DiSisto

Simone is an experienced middle school teacher with a wide range of experiences in and out of the classroom. She has an interest in creating and using neurodivergent resources and teaching practices that cater to the needs of all students.

Erin McPheat

Erin is a primary school trained teacher who currently teaches middle school in an Adelaide Catholic school. She is passionate about history, in particular Ancient History. Erin is eager to integrate digital technologies into her teaching practice and is keen to see this integrated into the resources created by the History Trust of South Australia.

Martin Woodcock

Martin is an Assistant Principal and primary school teacher with over 20 years of experience. He is passionate about teaching HASS subjects and is eager to contribute to the development of high quality lessons and experiences in this area.

Volunteer With Us

Do you have a love of history? Would you like to volunteer with the Education Team? There are a few ways to get involved. Read on to find out more.

Learning Advisory Panel - For teachers willing to regularly commit their time over 12 to 24 months to help us best meet the needs of teachers and students across South Australia. Check back soon to see when applications open or register your interest below.

Volunteering - For those seeking to volunteer at education events or on projects in an ongoing capacity. Register your interest below and we will let you know when an opportunity arises.

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