Our Committee Members


Ambrose Nicholls-Skene - President

Ambrose Nicholls-Skene is the current Treasurer for ATOM NT and the Vice President for ETANT. Ambrose is a middle years educator specialising in music, media studies and English. Having recently graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Education (Special Education) Ambrose is incorporating strategies and pedagogy addressing diverse learners focusing on students with additional needs. Ambrose has recently commenced as the Acting Principal at Henbury School, and was re-elected for his second term as President on the Executive Committee at PTANT's most recent AGM. 


Karlie Weinert - Vice President

Karlie is one of the founders and the current President of ATOM NT, and a middle years' educator in the independent sector. Following a 15-year career in media, marketing and freelance writing and executive officer roles, Karlie completed her Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at Charles Darwin University. Karlie has taught across years 6 - 9 in Media Arts, English, Film Studies and Digital Technology subject areas. Karlie has been living in the Territory for 15 years and is passionate about delivering quality media arts and media literacy education for students and other educators. Today's students are digital natives for whom technology is a way of life, and there is a genuine need for them to learn how to produce and consume media responsibly. This is Karlie's second term on the Executive Committee, and was elected to the Vice President role from the Executive Member role at the most recent AGM. 


Steve Hawkins - Secretary

Steve is the Vice-President of GHTANT, NTReTA and is the NT representative for APTA. Steve has a long-standing involvement with PTANT and on the Executive Committee as a past President and Executive Member. Although a humanities teacher by training, Steve currently works in resource and multimedia development for the Groote Eyelandt Bickerton Island Primary College. Steve has been in the NT since 2006, with stints working with the Department of Education as a senior secondary curriculum advisor, project officer supporting secondary outcomes in Groote Eyelandt, classroom teacher and as an education consultant. In addition to humanities teaching, Steve has also taught English, Research Project, Community Studies and PLP along with previous experience in Special Education. 


Jenni Webber - Treasurer

Jenni has a strong and active history of supporting professional teaching associations. Jenni has been a past President and Executive Member on the Executive Committee for PTANT. Arriving in the NT in 1989 from Sydney to follow her passion for working with wildlife, Jenni moved into education in 2002 and has worked for over 20 years in urban, rural and remote schools as a classroom teacher and school leader. Now a lecturer at Charles Darwin University, Jenni is passionate about quality teaching, curriculum and First Nations education. Jenni has held Lead Teacher status and is now a HALT assessor. She has previously been an advisor for the writing of the Australian Geography Curriculum with ACARA.


Jane Kennedy  - Public Officer

Jane is the Secretary and Public Officer for AENT, and the Public Officer for ATOM NT. Jane is a Teaching and Learning Advisor with the Department of Education in the Arts, 7 - 12 team. Jane is passionate about the Arts and providing teachers with guidance, resources and professional learning to develop their best practice. Jane arrived in the NT in 2016 and worked at the Essington School as a Senior and Middle Visual and Creative Arts teacher and the Visutal Arts Coordinator. Jane is currently completing her Masters of Education at Charles Sturt University.


Candice Slingerland - Executive Member

Candice is the President of LTANT and the NT representative for the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association. Candice was elected to the Executive Committee for PTANT for the first time at the most recent AGM and is currently a Teaching and Learning Advisor for the Languages with the Department of Education. She enjoys working with teachers to assist them in the areas of languages curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and is an advocate for language learning including foreign languages, local languages and community languages in the Northern Territory. Candice has been in the NT for the past 10 years and is an Indonesian teacher when she is in the classroom. Candice holds a Masters in Educational Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Management and is about to embark on a Masters in Applied Linguistics. 


Jemima Saunders - Executive Member

Jemima is the President of AENT and was elected to the Executive Committee for PTANT for the first time at the most recent AGM. Jemima started teaching Visual Arts in 2004 at Katherine High School before moving into a remote art teaching role. Jemima taught in various schools in NSW before returning to the NT in 2021 and has held roles in both public and private sectors. Currently she is teaching Visual Arts and Film at Darwin High School and enjoys working as part of a strong team of highly skilled professionals in the arts. Jemima is excited about expanding her professional development and collaborative connecting opportunities for teachers across the NT.  


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