Gayle has been involved in state education and P&Cs for over 15 years. She is a currently a member of The Gap SHS P&C Association where she holds the positions of Vice-President and P&Cs Qld Representative.
Gayle has previously been P&C President of Patricks Road State School (2006–2011) and was a member of the PRSS School Council (2006–2009). She has held numerous executive positions across all subcommittees.Gayle has been a P&Cs Qld Board Director and Interim Board Member, as well as President, Vice-President, Treasurer and State Executive Member of QCPCA’s Metropolitan East Regional Council. Gayle held the position of inaugural Area Co-ordinator for Met East and has been awarded Area Life membership of P&Cs Qld. She currently represents P&Cs Qld on various committees including the Governance Committee for the Autism Hub and Reading Centre, QCAA K-6 Curriculum Committee, and Showcase Evaluation Awards Board. In recognition of her involvement with P&Cs Qld, she received an Outstanding Service Award in 2015.Being elected President and Chair of the Board of P&Cs Qld in 2015 has provided Gayle with an opportunity to further develop and enhance strong professional partnerships with our key stakeholders and with the Department of Education. She is responsible for helping shape the strategic directions of the company, and leading the shaping of a vision for the future of the organisation.Gayle believes that P&Cs and the parents involved in these groups are the hub of local communities and that strong, sustainable partnerships between parents, principals, teachers and the Department of Education are key to gaining and maintaining the best outcomes for all our students.
Kaylee Campradt - Elected Director and Deputy Chair
Kaylee became a member of her P&C six years ago and has been the President of Currumbin State School P&C since 2013. She represents P&Cs Qld on the Board of the Queensland College of Teachers; Mind Matters/Kids Matter Reference Group and has previously been an active Area Co-ordinator for P&Cs Qld’s South East Area.
Kaylee is passionate about public education and the role that schools play in the life and education of young people. She strongly believes that it makes a real difference when families are connected to the school community. As a parent of two young children, Kaylee understands that education and opportunity should be more than chance.
Kaylee has an extensive background in organisational strategy and direction, campaigning and leadership development. She has held several senior roles in non-government organisations in NSW and Queensland. She has worked in local and state government in the area of community services. In addition to her volunteer work, Kaylee currently works part-time as a progressive campaigner.
Tamra graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Education in 1992 and has worked as an educator for 25 years, in various roles as a high school teacher, swimming instructor, sporting coach and study coach.
Since 2011, she has been the co-ordinator of an off-site VET campus in the Boyne Island/Tannum Sands region. She is responsible for the strategic direction, business planning and financial compliance of this facility.
Joining the P&C ten years ago when her children started school, she has held P&C Executive Committee roles including the positions of President, Vice-President and Treasurer. She has also volunteered time as a uniform shop convenor and assisted in the tuckshop.
Tamra was a member of the organising team for the 2016 State Conference in Gladstone and supports the Central Queensland Area Co-ordinator. She is passionate about schools, students, parents and the wider community developing partnerships which enable the best outcomes for all concerned.
Alison applies her experience in identifying strategic directions as a responsible Board Director for P&Cs Qld to influence the outcomes for children’s education and the governance and resources for P&Cs and School Councils.
Alison is a volunteer working parent with nearly 20 years’ participation, including being a P&C Executive member of both Rangeville SS and Centenary Heights SHS in Toowoomba and more recently as Darling Downs South West Area Co-ordinator.
She has professional skills in strategic planning, program management, subject review and project fund-sourcing, in the areas of science, planning and research. Her experience also covers risk management, partnerships, envisioning futures and working with decision-makers in governments and universities over the past 30 years.
For the Board Director role, Alison supports an education ecosystem with experiences leading to enhanced learning, engagement and attainment to fulfil individual and social capital.
Currently in his fifth year on a P&C and fourth as Secretary, and as a father of four children aged from 9 to 3, Matthew is highly motivated to help improve the operational effectiveness of P&Cs to achieve greater outcomes for students, staff and the wider school community.
Matthew wants to ensure volunteers’ time is valued and the government does more to recognise the important role P&Cs and parent engagement play in education in our state schools.
Matthew is a software engineer who looked for a software solution to help with processes, governance and compliance in his role as a P&C Executive Member. When he couldn’t find one, he decided to build it. He was accepted into a start-up accelerator supported to help build a company to support volunteers. Through this work, Matthew has been involved with helping many P&Cs, associations and non-profit organisations around Queensland, Australia and the world, and is working with P&Cs Qld to help support P&Cs specifically around the P&Cs Qld stated mission of state-of-the-art services.
Chris Taylor has spent many years volunteering for various organisations promoting education and training, including the Housing Industry Association where he was Chairman of the National Training Committee and a member of the National Policy Congress, he is now on the Committee of Management for Master Builders Queensland in Townsville.
Chris also has extensive experience as a Director and is currently Deputy Chairman & Company Secretary for the Tec-NQ College in Townsville. He is also a past director for the Queensland Building Services Authority and was the Chairman of their Finance Audit and Risk Committee.
Chris has been the Treasurer and now Secretary of Kirwan State High School P&C in Townsville.
With 14 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Toni has held senior positions in sector peak bodies, community service organisations and was recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) – a professional association for not-for-profit leaders.
Toni has particular expertise in stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications, and policy development. With previous commercial experience in sales and business development, coupled with a passion for people, Toni has developed a unique understanding of both the challenges and rewards of the not-for-profit sector. Toni is a passionate advocate of parent participation in order to create a flourishing school community.
Dip T., BEd, MEd, PhD (Health Science), Member: AEA, ACEL
Professor Stephen Winn is currently Head of the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education at the University of Southern Queensland.
Previously, he was Deputy Head of the School of Rural Medicine, JMP (UNE/UoN) and Academic Director at the University of New England. He is an Adjunct Professor at UNE School of Rural Medicine and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Riverside, School of Medicine. A graduate of Flinders University with a PhD from the School of Medicine, Professor Winn has been a manager of disability services, principal and teacher. He is a member of the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards Committee and AITSL accredited chair. His research focus is in the use of digital technology in health and education.
Since 1980, Janette has worked as an educator, in various roles as a primary and high school teacher, policy and curriculum developer and now as trainer and facilitator in capacity-building in developing countries with a focus on education, health, governance and organisational development.
Janette is the founder and owner of Write & Win, an international grant and tender writing and training service, and Clonan Connections, a consultancy in the area of International Development. Over the last 20 years, she has facilitated capacity-building programs in South East Asia, North Asia, South America, Middle East, PNG/Pacific and Africa.
Janette draws on her varied experience both in working at a senior level in government and as business entrepreneur. She has held various board roles including past Chair and now deputy chair of Women’s Health Queensland Wide and past Director and Secretary of Samford Commons Limited.