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



Jodie Falconbridge

Australind Senior High School

During her eleven years of classroom teaching, she has held numerous roles including Year Coordinator, Acting Head of Learning Area and Lead ATAR English Teacher. Her strong belief in the value of an accessible education that both challenges and motivates students drives her passion for teaching, as well as her dedication to improving student outcomes and supporting teacher development


Mark Woodland

Vice President

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.


Nakita Kitson

Admin, Examination Coordinator

Margaret River Senior High School 

Nakita has taught in a wide range of schools; moving over the course of her career from pre-primary education support, to an Agriculture College, to a metro Gifted and Talented School, and most recently to Margaret River Senior High School. She also works closely with schools in Cambodia, running teacher development programs, infrastructure improvement projects and providing community-based education support. 


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