Meet our Committee
Meet the CBCA NSW Branch Committee. A dedicated team of volunteers who generously give their time to accomplish our mission which is to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young Australians.
Vice President & NSW Board Director
Wendy is also current Chair, National Board of CBCA.
Her career in educational publishing has spanned over 30 years. Most recently Wendy was General Manager at PETAA and has performed CBCA roles as Merchandise Coordinator (both on the NSW National Executive and on the National Board), and as the NSW National Board Member.
I have been an educator in Catholic Schools for 43 years. During that time, I have been a classroom teacher, Teacher-Librarian, Assistant Principal and Principal. For many years I supported the CBCA NSW Branch Southern Sub-branch which was very active and have wonderful memories of the children's events that we held.
I was a Teacher-Librarian for 27 years before retiring in 2008. For most of that time, and ever since, I have been a member of the CBCA NSW Branch. I was a co-convenor of the Southern Suburbs Sub-Branch of the NSW Branch. I was President of NSW Branch for three years and a judge of the Picture Book Category for the Book of the Year Awards 2019.
When I retired, I couldn't give up my interests in kids, learning and children's literature so I joined the CBCA NSW Branch committee. I currently coordinate KIDS' CORNER! and I love involving others in contributing ideas for kids (of all ages) related to reading, writing, thinking and encouraging happy reading!
I joined the committee as the CBCA is an organization that I really believe in and support in my role as a primary school Teacher Librarian. I wanted to be able to contribute my knowledge of what is currently happening in schools and so that the CBCA will continue to flourish and thrive.
I am a long-standing member of the CBCA NSW and its President decades ago. I believe in this era of technology it is more important than ever that we help teacher-librarians and teachers of literacy to bring to every child the benefits of reading quality literature.