Our presenters are the most qualified HSC teachers/markers in the State
Check out our qualifications and experience to see why our students are so successful!
Amy is an English teacher at Hills Grammar after a stint as a former commercial lawyer. Amy was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence in her Masters of Teaching (Secondary) and is an experienced HSC teacher. She is the co-author of a number of English Advanced and Standard textbooks and began presenting with InspirED in 2015.
M.Ed, B.Ed Andrew is currently Head of English at Oakhill College. He has held Senior HSC Marker position s in all English Advanced modules and has spent almost 20 years as a marker. Andrew has been presenting with InspirED since 2014 and is acknowledged as an expert in his subject field.
M.S., PhD Anne is a Senior Marker for the HSC Biology examination overseeing the Communication option with other Senior Makers. She is an experienced Senior Biology teacher of many years' standing and hastaught the syllabus across a number for schools. Anne is currently Head Teacher Administration at Turramurra High School - where she has taught since 2001. Anne is also actively involved in teacher education at all levels including supervising and lecturing at Macquarie University and, more recently, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Anne has a Master of Contemporary Science (ANU) degree and a PhD (Curtin University) in Science Education Research.
BA (Hon), PhD Barbara has a Joint Honours undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from University College Dublin. I completed a PhD in molecular biology in the area of virology at the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology in Oxford, through Oxford Brookes University. I worked in research in both Dublin and Sydney for ten years after completing my PhD. I continued to work in the area of Virology. Barbara is a senior Biology Teacher at Willougbhy Girls High School.
B.Ed Cassandra is the current Head Teacher of English at Barrenjoey High School on the Northern Beaches. She has taught Senior English for over 18 years, and is a Senior Marker in the Area of Study HSC Exam. Earlier in the career, she was awarded the Regional Director’s Teacher’s Award, and joined InspirED in 2010 to present to students.
B.Ed Garry has almost 20 years’ teaching experience, with 15 of these teaching the HSC English course. He is a valued Senior Lecturer and Presenter for a number of associations, and is currently the Head Teacher of English and Professional Education at Illawarra Christian School. Garry has been presenting with InspirED since 2014.
PhD (Mathematics Education) Macquarie University, Director of the Teacher Education program, School of Education, 2007 Macquarie University Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2008 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
With almost 20 years’ teaching experience across the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors, Nikki is currently a highly qualified Head Teacher of Science at Kambala. In 2016, she was awarded the Premier's Award for Innovation in Science & Maths Teaching for her work in leading a number of STEM initiatives at Kambala, and in 2017 she was nominated for the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Nikki joined HSC in the Holidays in 2017.
Paul has almost 25 years of teaching experience behind him, and is the current Head of Science at Macarthur Anglican School in NSW. He is extensively involved in the HSC Physics program, and is a lecturer for the popular YouTube channel, ‘High School Physics Explained’. Paul joined InspirED in 2017 to present and tutor students.
B.Ed, M.Ed, COGE Shane has been teaching the PDHPE course for over 22 years, including 15 of these as Head Teacher at a number of schools. He also spent 12 years as a HSC Marker, culminating in his appointment as the Coordinating Senior Marker for Sports Medicine. Shane has been presenting with InspirED since 2004.