Member Focus: Meet Jan Cox

Jan Cox at the IEUA WA Branch and [see insert] with Organiser Kathy Rogerson after winning Rising Star of the Year at the Delegates are Diamonds Conference in 2018.

From teaching at all levels to Rising Star, we’re happy to announce that Jan Cox is now the Professional Learning Coordinator for the IEUA WA Branch!

Splitting her time between her role as Inclusive Education Coordinator at Bold Park Community School and her new position at the IEUA WA Branch, Jan brings a wealth of insight and experience to her role here.

At Bold Park, she deals with the social, emotional and educational needs of children ranging from K-12 and her 32 years as a teacher in the classroom gives her the background necessary to provide professional learning of relevance and currency to members.

I wish to engage teachers and support staff of all levels, from Early Career to veteran, providing professional learning that assists the best outcomes for teachers, support staff and students.

On being asked what she wants to achieve in her new role as Professional Learning Coordinator.

A union member since late 2015, Jan joined the IEUA WA Branch after speaking to organiser Kathy Rogerson on a school visit. Jan was inspired to join because Kathy presented the union as doing more than just dealing with industrial disputes.

Kathy spoke to Jan about the union being relevant to every aspect of the working day, from professional learning to accessing member services from retail and industry partners as well as the assistance from staff on contracts and other matters. Kathy provided real-life examples that were practical and relevant. Kathy also spoke of the union as part of a larger community movement, dedicated to worker rights worldwide. Jan signed up!

At the end of the 2017, Kathy approached Jan about being a delegate at Bold Park. Jan recognised that having a delegate on site would made sense for her colleagues and lead to her own increased knowledge of union matters. She rose to the challenge.

In fact, she rose so fast as a delegate that in April, Jan was acknowledged by the IEUA WA Branch for her excellent work at Bold Park by awarding her the inaugural Rising Star of the Year Award presented at the Delegates are Diamonds conference.

Welcome Jan!

If you have any specific PL area requests, please contact Jan on jcolemancox@ieuwa.org.au

Check our current in-house professional learning opportunities here as well as those offered by Teacher Learning Network [TLN].