Union candidates re-elected to QCT board
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 5, 27 July 2018, p4
Natalie Clarke and Alota Lima have been re-elected to the board of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) as practising teachers from the state schooling sector.
Because of the importance of the college board and its capacity to make decisions which impact on the teaching profession, the QTU seeks expressions of interest from teachers who are nominating for the election and wish to be endorsed by the Union. In 2018, the QTU endorsed two current members of the QCT board: Alota and Natalie. In determining which candidates to support, the QTU Executive considered their demonstrated commitment to ensuring that the board's decisions take into account the professional, industrial and legal position of practising teachers.
Alota Lima has been an elected member of the QCT board for six years and is currently chair of the QCT Professional Standards Committee. She has a long history of Union involvement, including State Council, Area Council, as a senior regional Rep and a member of the Professional Issues Committee. She is currently a head of department (curriculum and junior secondary) at Dysart SHS. She has more than 27 years of teaching experience in regional and city schools, across primary, secondary and TAFE, and in a range of socio-economic environments.
Natalie Clarke is currently an elected member of the QCT board and deputy chair of the QCT Professional Standards Committee. She is also an elected member of the QTU Executive and represents Wynnum Branch on State Council and Area Council. She is also a member of the Professional Issues and Women Teachers and Girls Education Committees. Natalie is a primary school teacher with 11 years’ experience. She has taught in Logan and now works at Manly State School.