School Association: Swansea Primary School Association.
Areas of Interest: Parent Engagement, Community Empowered Schools, Learning In Families Together.
Background: Ellie Woolnough joined TASSO in August 2017. She is a Tasmanian, married for 25 years, and currently her three children each attend a different public school. She brings to the committee a grassroots perspective on children, parents, schools and families. She is the President of Swansea Primary School Association Committee, and a member of both Triabunna District School Association and New Town High School Association. She believes that parent involvement has a truly positive effect on children’s learning, and that a parent’s role is to be an active partner in their children’s learning throughout their whole life. As a strong advocate of quality public education, she also sees that parent support for teachers, school staff and Principals builds stronger schools and more respectful students. Whilst on the TASSO committee she aims to build her skills and networks, maintain involvement in current educational issues and empower parents.