Committee Membership

Standards Committee Members

  • Dr Bruce Matthews (Chair)

    Dr Matthews was the headmaster at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School from 1998 to 2011. Before that, he was deputy headmaster and head of senior school at Guildford Grammar School.

    He has a great deal of relevant, recent experience in school education in a regional setting, as well as experience in both the public and private sectors.

  • Chris Booth

    Mr Booth is the Principal of Willetton Senior High School. He has 40 years’ experience in government education with expertise in Science education.

  • Blair Marsh

    Mr Marsh is the General Manager of Training Services at South Metropolitan TAFE. He has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector.

  • 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.

  • Keryl Caird

    Ms Caird is the Principal of Willandra Primary School and a member of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Primary Principals' Forum. She has extensive experience in primary education.

Curriculum and Assessment Committee Members

  • Margaret Herley (Chair)

    Ms Herley has completed a two-year contract with Curtin University as Director of Partnerships in the School of Education. Previously, she was Principal of Iona Presentation College for 15 years.

  • Lindsay Hale

    Mr Hale is currently Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education. He has extensive experience in education as an English teacher and Principal of Belmont City College.

  • Roderick Wood

    Mr Wood is the Deputy Head of Primary at St Stephen’s School, Carramar Campus. He has 25 years’ experience in government and non-government schools.

  • Ian Elder

    Mr Elder is the Principal of Santa Maria College. He has previously been a Head of Department, Science and has 35 years’ teaching experience working in government and non-government secondary schools.

  • Gabrielle Doyle

    Ms Doyle is currently the Director, Teaching and Learning, Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. She has extensive experience as a Principal and teacher in the Catholic Education system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Melanie Sorensen

    Ms Sorenson is the General Manager Organisational Services, South Metropolitan TAFE. She has extensive experience in the training sector.

  • 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.

  • Jeanette Gee

    Ms Gee is President of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association. She has a breadth of experience in education.

  • Claire Sly

    Mrs Sly is currently the Manager of Curriculum at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia. She has extensive experience in education including teacher of Secondary Mathematics and Science and head of department for inclusive teaching and learning.