Team (NSW) - Australian Earth Science Education

Team (NSW)

Joanne Watkins

Chief Executive Officer

Jo has been a part of the team since 2011 moving across from her role as an Earth and Environmental (and general) Science teacher with the Department of Education. Jo loves enthusing students and teachers about this wonderful subject.

Jo is based in WA but loves travelling, to support the team, across Australia.

Sophia McLean

Lead Educator – Senior Secondary Engagement

Sophia joined the team in 2022 after 23 years of experience teaching science in QLD and NSW. She has taught NSW HSC Biology and Earth and Environmental Science (EES) for 7 years. She has experience as an EES HSC marker. She has a wealth of experience after working in mining revegetation, conservation biology, plant propagation and as a scuba instructor. She has experience leading professional learning for preservice, primary and secondary educators and has co-taught primary science in all sectors in all states and territories of Australia. Sophia loves beach sediments, soils and microfossils.
Sophia is based in NSW.

Marie Rodger

Operations Officer

Marie joined the team in 2018 with over twenty years of experience in not-for-profit, private and public sectors, including running her own consultancy. She provides operational support for the team as well as helping to make ESWA bigger and stronger. Having three daughters, she is passionate about education and children having no barriers to learning and striving.
Marie is based in WA.