Earth and Environmental Science

Caroline Burge - Barker College

Caroline Burge has a background in Geology and has been teaching Earth and Environmental Science since 2010 in both the public and private systems. Caroline has been marking HSC since 2013.

 

Earth and Environmental Science

Gabriel Guy - Fort St High School

Gabriel Guy is the Earth and Environmental Science teacher at Fort Street High School. He has been teaching since 2009 and has marked HSC EES every year since 2018.

 

Biology

Ami Morrow - Merewether High School

Ami is a Biology Teacher at Merewether High School, the Hunter's only academically selective school for Gifted and Talented students. She has been teaching Biology for the past 11 years and has nine years’ experience marking the HSC. She is currently a Senior Marker in Biology.

 

Biology

Megan Pollard - Turramurra High School

Megan Pollard is a Biology teacher at Turramurra High School. She has been teaching biology for 18 years and has been a Biology HSC Marker, Senior Marker and is currently the Assistant Supervisor of Biology marker.?

 

Biology

Lauren Hesse - Hunter School of the Performing Arts

I've been teaching Science and Biology for ten years and I am also currently teaching Science Extension. I currently work at Hunter School of the Performing Arts in Newcastle. I have marked the HSC Biology paper for 7 years, starting as a marker, then a pilot marker and in 2020 I was a senior marker.

 

Biology

Timothy Lee – St Ignatius College 

Tim Lee is a Biology teacher at St Ignatius’ College Riverview. He has been teaching Biology in Australia for 14 years. Originally, he held the role of Head of Science at his current school but is now a Pastoral Care leader. He has experienced both paper and online marking and held positions of HSC Marker, Senior Marker and is currently one of the Assistant Supervisors of Biology marking in Sydney.

 

Biology

Jayne Delmas – Canterbury Girls High School  

Jayne Delmas is currently working as Head Teacher Science at Canterbury Girls High School where she he has had over 25 years teaching Stage 6 Biology.  Jayne has been an HSC Biology Examiner for over 10 years and a Biology Senior Marker for the past 5 years. She has also had experience in the HSC Judging process. In the past, Jayne has delivered Biology lectures to HSC students to help them improve their knowledge and understanding of Biological concepts and apply this enhanced understanding to their responses in their examinations.

 

Chemistry

Andrew Eaton - Wollondilly Anglican College

Dr Andrew Eaton BSc PhD GradDipEd has over 20 years experience as a Chemistry teacher and is currently the Science Coordinator at Wollondilly Anglican College, Tahmoor. He has marked School Certificate Science and has been a marker, Pilot Marker, Judge and Senior Marker in HSC Chemistry.

 

Chemistry

Chris Keipert - St John Paul College Coffs Harbour

Chris Keipert is the Assistant Science Co-ordinator at St John Paul College in Coffs Harbour, where he has taught Chemistry for the past 10 years. Prior to this, he taught 1st and 2nd-year Chemistry subjects as well as the Chemistry Bridging Course at the University of Technology, Sydney. Chris has been an HSC Marker for the past 5 years (including a Pilot Marker for the past 2 years).

 

Chemistry

Tim Weston - Saint Mary’s Senior High School

A retrained teacher after several years of both industrial and academic research career, Tim has taught since 2003 in several high schools including Parramatta Marist, Crestwood, Baulkham Hills and St Marys Senior High School until now.

HSC marking experience started in 2006 as a marker for Biology, pilot marker (PM) in 2010 and then senior marker (SM) for Biology 2011-2012 and then SM for Chemistry 2015 - 2020.

Until the SarCov-2 pandemic when everything has been in a state of suspense, Tim regularly attended both state conferences and CONASTAs.

 

Investigating Science

Lisa Cabral - All Saints Catholic Senior College

Lisa is an experienced educator, having spent 12 years teaching undergraduate, honours and PhD students in the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Lisa spent 9 years teaching as part of CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools partnership, 4 years working as a Medical Ethics tutor to First- and Second-Year Medicine students and provided HSC Biology curriculum teaching to Year 11 and 12 Biology students via video conferencing. She has spent 6 years experience teaching secondary school students in Catholic Colleges, currently employed as a Stage 6 Science Teacher at All Saints Catholic Senior College. Lisa has a strong interest in all areas of science education and is passionately committed to providing a positive, exciting and rewarding learning experience for all students. Lisa is excited to be involved in the new Investigating Science course and to see what our amazing students can achieve.

 

Investigating Science

Samantha Clark - Liverpool Girls High School


Samantha is currently Head Teacher Science at Liverpool Girls High School and have worked in South West Sydney area schools for 20 years. Samantha marked both the 2019 and 2020 Investigating Science papers and School Certificate many years ago. Originally, and still, a chemist but has enjoyed the Investigating Science course very much and has taught it for 3 years.

 

Investigating Science

Catherine Munro - Warilla High School

Currently Head Teacher Science at Warilla High School and Senior Marker for Investigative Science with a team that she loved being part of. Catherine feels lucky to have previously been appointed the Supervisor of Marking for the Senior Science course. Catherine is looking forward to sharing some of the expertise she has learnt from the process at the HSC Meet the Marker event.

 

Science Extension

Mora Soliman - MLC Sydney

After graduating from a Science degree, I worked as a microbiologist in quality assurance, testing water, pharmaceutical products and food. I retrained to be a teacher and have been teaching Science for 16 years and am currently the Assistant Head of Science at MLC School. I completed a Master of Education Leadership and have presented at AIS Science conferences on topics such as Differentiation in Science, Using Models in Science and Project-Based Learning. I have been a HSC Chemistry marker for 6 years – with 2 years as a Senior Marker. In 2019 I joined the Science Extension HSC Marking Team as a senior marker and was a senior marker for the 2020 Science Extension Exam.

 

Science Extension

Werner Koudela

Werner Koudela: Retired after 40+ years teaching Science (speciality Chemistry) in both Metro and Country Schools. 13 Years marking experience with last 6 as Senior Marker (2 years Extension Science). Avid scientist who considers a Science background essential in making informed decisions to separate reality from misinformation.

 

Science Extension

Michelle Cook - St Paul’s Grammar School

Michelle Cook is currently Head of Science at St Paul's Grammar School. Michelle has been teaching Science for over 30 years and currently teaching Biology and Science Extension.  She has marked HSC biology for 8 years and has marked Science Extension for 2 years.

 

Physics

Sandra Woodward - Wenona School

Sandra Woodward has over 20 years of experience teaching Science in several secondary schools – in years 7-10 as well as in senior school classes. Her particular area of interest is Physics, but her overriding aim is to encourage more students to have a passion for Science, and to raise the profile of Science within the school community.  Currently, Sandra is the Head of Science at Wenona School but has held various leadership roles during her time in education. These include Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Assistant Science Coordinator. All roles have allowed Sandra to develop programs to enrich the students’ learning and to provide improved resources for staff.   As a teacher of Science and Physics, Sandra is constantly searching for ways to inspire students and harness their curiosity, enthusiasm and energy to drive them to understand more about the sciences and improve learning outcomes. Her search is supported by maintaining expert curriculum knowledge through the marking of the HSC, the writing of advancement programs and a textbook and course units in the sciences.  She is a Senior Marker for Physics.

 

Physics

Paul Looyen - Macarthur Anglican

Paul Looyen is Head of Science and Agriculture at Macarthur Anglican School and has over 26 years Physics teaching experience in both government and independent schools.  He has extensive HSC Physics marking experience for over 15 years, which includes judging, and has been a senior marker of Physics for the last six years, the last three as coordinating senior marker.  He also runs a YouTube channel, called PhysicsHigh, developing videos that aid in teaching physics at a high schwardool level.

 

NSW Education Standards Authority

Joanne McFarland - Senior Project Officer | Assessment Quality and Innovation

Jo McFarland is a Senior Project Officer in the NESA Quality in Credentialling unit. This unit is responsible for the quality assurance of the HSC, Standards-setting operation, Standards materials, grade monitoring, HSC Marking Feedback, Results Analysis Package, and the Minimum Standard Writing test. Jo has a background in senior executive in the DOE schools.  She has received the Professional Teachers Council Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teachers Council and is a life member of the Legal Studies Association.

 

NSW Education Standards Authority

Liesl Williamson - Senior Project Officer | Assessment, Quality and Innovation

Liesl Williamson is a Senior Project Officer in NESA’s Quality in Credentialling unit. This unit is responsible for the quality assurance of the HSC, Standards-setting operation, Standards materials, grade monitoring, HSC Marking Feedback, Results Analysis Package, and the Minimum Standard Writing test. Liesl previously worked in a number DOE schools; occupying roles as a senior executive and specialising in the delivery of HSIE curriculum.  She has been the Deputy President of the Legal Studies Association and has been recognised by the Professional Teachers Council via their Outstanding Professional Service Award.