Committee Membership

Standards Committee Members

  • Ms Pauline Coghlan (Chair)

    Working as an independent education consultant and reviewer for the last six years, Ms Coghlan has co-authored and co-presented a number of programs aimed at improving education in Western Australia. She is an accredited Change 2 facilitator and has previously worked with government schools to enable significant and sustained change. Ms Coghlan has extensive experience reviewing both government and non-government schools, and she has been the Chair of the OLNA Appeals Committee at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority since 2016. Prior to this, Ms Coghlan worked as a secondary school principal for 20 years.

  • Ms Jocelyn Cook

    Ms Cook has extensive experience in policy development and program implementation of system assessment. She has directed international, national and state-based assessment projects.

  • Ms Anne Ford

    Ms Ford is the Principal of John Wollaston Anglican Community School. She has extensive experience as a school administrator in rural, remote and metropolitan schools. She has extensive experience in all aspects of curriculum and assessment and policy development.

  • Ms Melissa Gillett

    Ms Gillett is the Principal of John Forrest Secondary College.  She has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in the education sector. She is also a Registered Psychologist (past School Psych) with experience in statistical analysis and evaluation; test development and evaluation; assessing students with disabilities; impact of mental health conditions on learning and assessment.

  • Associate Professor Stephen Humphry

    Dr Humphry is Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Graduate School of Education. He has specialist expertise in educational measurement.

Curriculum and Assessment Committee Members

  • Ms Denise O'Meara (Chair)

    Ms O’Meara has extensive experience in a range of teaching and educational roles including Principal of Bunbury Catholic College, Principal of Mercedes College and member of the Executive of the Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre. Ms O’Meara has also had significant involvement and oversight in the capital development planning for a multi-campus school and education support units for students with disabilities.

  • Mr Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen is Principal at Servite College. Jeff has been involved in a range of CEWA and cross sector initiatives and committees related to teaching and learning and curriculum development.

  • Ms Elizabeth Blackwell

    Ms Blackwell is the Principal of Kapinara Primary School. She has extensive experience as a Principal in the Government school system and education consultant.

  • Associate Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh

    Associate Professor Barratt-Pugh is the Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood at Edith Cowan University. She has extensive experience in early childhood education.

  • Mr Martin Clery

    Mr Clery is the Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education, where he has responsibility for all K-12 curriculum-related policy, support and services for Western Australian public schools.  He has extensive experience as a teacher and other roles within the education sector.

  • Ms Mandy Connor

    Ms Connor is Director Teaching and Learning at Catholic Education WA. She has worked on a number of committees and advisory groups in the Catholic education sector and on cross-sectoral initiatives.

  • Ms Fiona Forbes

    Ms Forbes is the Principal of the Peel Language Development School. Ms Forbes has expertise in children with special needs and is currently the President of the Australian Special Education Principals’ Association.

  • Mr Armando Giglia

    Mr Giglia is the President of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association (WASSEA) and has 39 years teaching experience in regional and metropolitan secondary schools.

  • Ms Jillian Jamieson

    Ms Jamieson has extensive experience in the vocational education and training sector, and is currently a council member of the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council. Her past senior executive roles included Managing Director of Polytechnic West (eastern metropolitan TAFE campuses) where she led the practical implementation of national and state government VET policy settings and responding to the workforce development needs across a wide range of industry sectors.

  • Mr Tony Misich

    Mr Misich is the Principal of Beaumaris Primary School and is the former President, Australian and WA Primary School Principals Association. Mr Misich has 40 years’ experience in primary education.

  • Ms Kristine Stafford

    Ms Stafford is the Manager of Teaching & Learning at the Association of Independent Schools of WA. She has extensive experience in curriculum and assessment and policy development.

  • Ms Kath Ward

    Ms Ward is the Principal of Kent Street Senior High School. She has extensive experience as a Head of Department, English and as a Principal in the Government school system.

  • Mr Roderick Wood

    Mr Wood is the Primary Principal at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. He has over 30 years’ experience in government and non-government schools. He is also on the National Advisory Council representing Independent Schools for WA and as well is a member of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia Executive Team.