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What we do

​The South West English Teachers Association is a not for profit organisation established to:

  • Identify the needs of students and teachers of English . 

  • Initiate and support any activities which meet the needs of students and teachers 

  • Promote the professional development of teachers 

  • Enhance the professional status of teachers 

  • Promote professional networking of teachers 

Executive Board


Mark Woodland


Bunbury Senior High School

As an English teacher with over 17 years of experience, Mark has taught in Agricultural Colleges, regional Western Australian Senior High Schools and in England. He has a Master of Education Specialising in School Leadership where he was awarded the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (WA Prize). Mark has been a HOLA for 12 years, and an active member of SWETA since 2006. Mark believes a strong South West English Teachers’ network is important for enhancing the professionalism and skills of English teachers and providing supports and engagement programs for students in the region.

Hayley Jones

Vice President

Hayley is an experienced Bunbury Senior High School English Teacher and Literacy Program Coordinator. 

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Annika Kononen


As an English teacher with over ten years of experience, Annika is passionate about developing the English Curriculum capacity in the Southwest and beyond. An advocate for voluntary English Associations, Annika is excited to be a part of SWETA as the Treasurer. Annika has been a Head of Department for English in both Western Australia and Victoria and she fervently believes in organisations like SWETA - particularly their power to bring educators together to build and sustain a love of English in both staff and students alike. 

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Professional Learning Coordinator

Hayley Wills

Hayley Wills is a Level 3 Secondary English Teacher who has taught in Perth and coordinated an English Teacher Development School program before moving to the South West. Passionate about  the use of critical and creative thinking within the English curriculum, Hayley facilitates professional development in a range of contexts on all areas of the secondary English curriculum and in Philosophical Inquiry or P4C, as she is also a FAPSA Accredited Level 2 Philosophy Teacher Educator [Classroom Practice]. She is also a bit of a twit and can be followed on twitter @HayleyWillsWA

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