ACHPER NSW - our staff
Tracy Puckeridge

Tracy Puckeridge, Executive Officer
An experienced management executive of 18 years, Tracy started with ACHPER in 2012 and has driven strong financial and operational improvements. She holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Qualified Personal Trainer. Tracy is passionate about making a difference in the children of our future through healthy living, physical activity, sport and recreation. She firmly believes that continuing to educate our teachers and students is key to supporting the development of our future leaders.

Janice Atkin

Janice Atkin, Professional Learning Officer (2 days per week)
Janice has worked as a PDHPE teacher, head teacher, and curriculum consultant for 30 years. She has extensive experience with curriculum development in NSW, Australia and internationally, and is currently managing the review of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Janice provides professional development, support, and resources for departments, schools, and teachers across Australia.

Clare Roden

Clare Roden, Professional Learning Support (2 days per week)
Clare has been a secondary PDHPE for 15 years, including head teacher for 11 years. She has sat on multiple curriculum and HSC advisory groups, and was a HSC marker for 8 years. Clare has been part of ACHPER NSW team for more than a decade as a presenter and board member. She is currently a sessional lecturer at the University of Wollongong and has presented widely on K-12 PDHPE and CAFS across NSW.

Karen Burton

Karen Burton, Conference and Events Officer 
Karen has over 30 years of experience in a variety of coordination and administrative roles in Government, corporate, small business and not-for profit sectors. Karen joined ACHPER NSW in 2018 and is the helpful, friendly face behind all our professional learning events.

ShannonDixon

Shannon Dixon, Marketing Coordinator (2 days per week)
Shannon has over 20 years of experience in the sport sector, in policy, project and communication roles.  She has worked across Government and with sport stakeholders at all levels, to deliver resources, campaigns and education in areas including sports integrity, governance and club management. 

Brendan Lee

Brendan Lee, Communications officer (1 day per week)
Brendan has been a PE teacher for over 10 years and worked in both Primary and Secondary schools. He’s currently an Assistant Principal and K-6 PE teacher at a primary school in the lower Blue Mountains. Brendan is passionate about ensuring that all children have an opportunity to succeed and believes that PDHPE can provide them with many of the skills that are needed.

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