ACHPER NSW - Board

Brad McAllister, President
Brad is currently the Assistant Principal at John Therry Catholic High School, Rosemeadow and has been a PDHPE teacher for 20 years. He has been a Board member for 8 years and has been involved in the planning and delivery of a range of workshops including the Aspiring Leaders, Quality Assessment, Job Application Process and Learning Technologies workshops.

Kristy O’Mahony, Vice President
Kristy is currently a secondary school Head of PDHPE and has taught throughout NSW and overseas. She has contributed to the Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guide and has been a HSC marker and writer for PDHPE examinations. Kristy has been an ACHPER NSW Board Member for 7 years and has consulted with various organisations on educational and curriculum matters.

Kyle Sutton, Treasurer
Kyle is currently Head Teacher PDHPE at Sydney Secondary College. He is enthusiastic and hardworking in his approach to education and has a specific focus on improving teacher quality through the use of engaging professional learning, engaging lessons and resources for student learning. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) from the University of Wollongong.

Alex Lupton
Alex has extensive teaching experience across all three teaching sectors. She has been a PDHPE teacher, mentor, head teacher and senior education officer and has taught all  PDHPE curriculum areas. Alex has been involved in ACHPER workshops for PASS and Stage 6 PDHPE. She values PDHPE professional development as a way of enhancing student learning and teaching strategies.

Luke Adams
Luke is currently the Head Teacher PDHPE in a K-12 College in the Hunter Valley and has had 15 years’ experience teaching Stage 6 PDHPE. He has overseen the Google Apps for Education program at two separate schools and continues to utilise 21st century pedagogy into his daily teaching. He has been extensively involved in PDHPE and ICT teacher professional development events and resources.

Dr Kelly Ann Parry
Kelly is a passionate educator with a philosophy grounded in student-centric and innovative pedagogies. She currently works in Physical Education Teacher Education and has lead PDHPE faculties in Australia and the UK. Kelly believes in supporting students to be physically literate and providing authentic learning experiences so that students can value movement. Her research focuses on games-based pedagogy and how to support teachers to teach through games.

Julie Percival
Julie was the Executive Officer of ACHPER NSW for from 2000-2019, leading professional learning events in NSW across all sectors and stages. Prior to this, Julie was a secondary PDHPE teacher in regional NSW and Sydney. She is passionate about supporting teachers to deliver quality education to their students.

Veronica Brogden
Veronica has a wide range of PDHPE teaching experience in NSW Independent and Catholic primary schools. She has been actively involved in the sports domain all her life as a competitor, coach, manager and convenor at all levels, from local to international. She thoroughly enjoys assisting teachers develop PDHPE programs that assist students develop life skills.

Dominique Sidaros
Dominique is an experienced PDHPE educator and has held leadership and executive positions in a range of Independent and Catholic schools for over 20 years. Dominique advocated and led PDHPE curriculum initiatives as Senior Curriculum Officer, PDHPE at NESA. She has contributed to a wide variety of state-wide curriculum projects, professional learning opportunities and education panels. 

Angus Glynne
Angus is a Head Teacher of PDHPE at Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus. He has extensive experience leading quality programming and assessment in  PDHPE, and PASS.  Angus has a genuine passion for providing and sharing enriching learning experiences that are meaningful. He enjoys keeping up to date with teaching news, pedagogy and evidence based practices.

Damian Hurley
Originally from Ireland, Damian has 15 years teaching experience in the UK, including 10 years as a head teacher.  He moved to Australia in 2012 and is currently Sports Organiser at Irrawang High School and has a huge interest in sports leadership. Damian was a member of the PE Pioneers group that initiated the ACHPER NSW Reimagining PE workshops. He joined the ACHPER NSW board in 2021. 

Kim Harper

Kim Harper
Kim currently leads a team responsible for the state-wide implementation of a mental health and suicide prevention program in NSW government high schools. An experienced PDHPE teacher and Head teacher, Kim has taught at several schools, and worked as a drug education consultant and relieving PDHPE Curriculum Advisor. Kim is passionate about PDHPE and its impact on the lives of students.

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