Meet your PPTA presidential team (again)
Congratulations to the 2019 PPTA presidential team. PPTA president Jack Boyle was appointed unopposed and Western Springs College teacher Melanie Webber was re-elected as junior vice president.
Jack served PPTA members from the branch level through to roles on executive and as junior vice president, before being elected as president in 2017.
Raised in Hawkes Bay and having lived in London and Auckland, Jack is now enjoying being based in Wellington. Before becoming a teacher Jack was involved in the commercial entertainment industry, which has given him a real appreciation of the scale of work teachers do.
Jack has relished the challenge and privilege of representing PPTA’s members during his presidential term and is looking forward to the challenges the future will bring.
“I firmly believe that what education unions fight for is what what’s good for education,” he said.
Auckland born and bred, Melanie teaches Media Studies at Western Springs College. A career-changer like Jack she moved from the world of television media to teaching.
At Western Springs she went from branch secretary to chair and was later shoulder tapped to become Auckland regional secretary. Her experience working with the teacher supply taskforce inspired her to run for junior vice president in 2017 and she was elected to the position.
“Over the past year I have felt privileged to be a voice for teachers in expressing the concerns that many of us feel in the face of chronic and increasing teacher supply issues. As a part of the presidential team, I will continue to sound the clarion call on these issues,” she said.
We look forward to another year with Jack and Melanie at the helm of PPTA.