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Introducing our new teachers

21/02/2014
​Marion Williams
Mr Glen Williams
 
My name is Mr Williams and I have been teaching Industrial Technology and Design for around 10 years. Some of the schools that I have previously taught in Australia include Charleville State High School (approximately 5 years), Bribie Island State High, and my previous school, which is now starting its 3rd year- Murrumba State Secondary College. Over the years my wife and I had also spent close to 2 years teaching in England where I taught years 7 through to 13. With this experience I hope to bring new and exciting programs like robotics and computer aided design for the students to engage in.
 
Mrs Marion Williams
 
I have worked for Education Queensland for over 13 years and I have enjoyed a variety of teaching roles in various schools in Queensland and overseas (England). I began my career in Gympie, teaching students with special needs. Then my husband and I ventured west to Charleville where I taught students with special needs from a range of different year levels from Kindergarten to Year 12. I also became an advisory teacher for inclusion for the Charleville district. Once I had children of my own, we moved to Redcliffe (near Brisbane) and I continued to teach children with special needs. My husband and I feel very blessed to be teaching in Tara. The staff, students and parents have welcomed us warmly. I am looking forward to embracing the country lifestyle again, and working together in partnership with parents and students.
 
Mrs Fiona Gunthorpe
 
As a new teacher to Tara Shire State College, I am very much looking forward to working with the students who participate in Home Economics.  I am very passionate about cooking and textiles and am eager to develop student knowledge in these areas.  In particular, ensuring my students exit my classroom as informed citizens about Australian food selection models and healthy eating habits as a way of creating healthier Australians.  I look forward to also encouraging student creativity within the textile and food areas which contributes to increased student wellbeing.  I have made a lot of my own clothing and more recently branching into patchwork and textile arts fields.  I am also looking forward to joining the Tara patchwork group and my first workshop in March.  Over the next 4 weeks in the lead up to Tara Show, my students will be trialling recipes in preparation to submit many entries in the secondary school cooking section of the show.  The best to my students as they prepare their entries and hopefully take out many of the prizes!  Later in the year Tara will be host to an arts / textile exhibition and many of my student's textile pieces will be incorporated into this display. I will advise of the details closer to the time.  I love enjoying week-ends and holidays with my family in our caravan, of which the next holiday will be at Bargara at Easter.
 
Miss Erin Seymour
 
This year I am lucky enough to be teaching Geography and/or  History to the years 9s 10s, 11 and 12s.  As I love sport I am very happy to be teaching HPE with years 8 and 9 and Physical Recreation with years 11 and 12s.
Some students may remember me from a prac I did here in 2010. I am originally from a small country town called Narrandera in New South Wales (please do not hold this against me and yes I am aware of the State of origin tally board). I really enjoyed my time in the Tara community and am happy to be back here. I have moved here from Goondiwindi where I taught for the last 2 years. My favourite sport is basketball and I am keen to start some sort of basketball competition here at the college. I hope to improve my tennis game this year. I like music although I am not musically gifted I admire anyone who is.