We’re delighted that Coral Sturgess has accepted the role of Classroom Support manager.
Coral, who has been a Classroom Support Team (CST) member for over 2 years, is also one of our teacher trainers, and has a wealth of experience as a high school teacher and executive, a teacher trainer for the Department of Education, and a university lecturer. Coral also teaches Primary Ethics at Woodport PS.
Coral will be leading our effort to build the CST to support our ever-growing number of volunteer teachers.
Coral takes the reins from Roger Reidy, who has led the team for 6 years in an entirely voluntary capacity. For some time now Roger has been concerned that he was not able to devote the time needed to run the Classroom Support Team the way it now needs to be run. Looking for a solution to ensure the team had the support required, Roger met with me to propose that this could become a part-time employee role.
Our Board of Directors supported the proposal and approved appointing a two-day per week employee to head up the CST. This will be a great benefit to Primary Ethics and to members of the Classroom Support Team. Roger will remain a member of the team and looks forward to playing a part as a team member going forward, and in supporting Coral where needed.
We particularly want to thank Roger for his efforts in establishing and leading the CST, and for his commitment to continue to support our work.
We’re confident all our volunteers will welcome Coral’s efforts to give our teachers the support they deserve.
Evan Hannah CEO
& the Primary Ethics team