Debra McOrist-Mitchell

Operations Manager
I have been involved with TASSO since 2012 and currently employed as the Operations Manager, a job which is also allows me to further develop my passion for public education.

Special areas of interest and passion are:
Authentic Parent Engagement where parents and schools work side by side to enhance the education of students through effective two-way communication, sharing information, mutual respect and genuine relationships. Parents are acknowledged and genuinely consulted about their child’s education.
Parent voice is represented and heard by the decision makers in the area of public education ranging from the local school to all levels of government and bureaucracy.
Students in public education receive high quality education regardless of where they live.
School governance and best practice which allows for the best outcomes in support of the school and interests of the school community.
Background:
I have two children who have attended a District School since beginning Kindergarten, with one now secondary and the other primary. I attended my first school association committee meeting the year my eldest child started Kindergarten and with the exception of a two year break have been actively involved in the committee as has my partner. This has broadened my knowledge and that of my family and shown us how much more a school can be if everyone works together and the on flowing benefits for everyone.

Morgan Read

Office Assistant
Morgan was previously a Student Representative on both Devonport High School (2011) and Don Colleges (2013) School Associations and was the first School Association Committee Student Representative at a TASSO AGM (2013).

She has a particular interest in LGBTIQA+ rights in schools, funding for extra curricula subjects and mental health care. However when it comes to working for TASSO the most important thing to her is that every child gets the best possible chance to receive an excellent education at minimal cost in our State School System.

Morgan worked in administration for Australian Air Force Cadets for 4 years, she is now spending her free time studying a Bachelor of Arts at UTAS, helping out backstage in theatre, and working as a member of the Tasmanian University Union Societies Council Executive.