Our Committee Members


Ambrose Nicholls-Skene - President

Ambrose Nicholls-Skene 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. As an OLT tutor Ambrose is involved in teacher education focusing on students with additional needs. Currently, as Year Level Coordinator at Dripstone Middle School, he is initiating a reading comprehension program for students requiring additional support in converting text to meaningful reading. Ambrose was on the PTANT board during 2018-2019 and had returned as an inaugural member of ATOM NT, focused on the promotion of arts education.


Mark Bunnett -  Vice -President

Mark is the President of Drama Territory. His first teaching job was at a remote school out of Katherine followed by several years in Darwin primary schools. Following a career in the Royal Australian Navy Mark returned to teaching and took up the position of drama teacher at Darwin High School in 2017.

He is passionate about drama in education spent his years in primary schools incorporating drama across the curriculum before moving on to teach secondary school drama. He also has extensive experience as an actor in theatre productions.

Mark is the founder and President of Drama Territory which provides quality professional development opportunities supporting drama teachers, and teachers who are interested in drama. This gives teachers the knowledge to enhance students’ learning experiences and provide them with a range of skills and qualities that would be useful in any future career.


Steve Hawkins - Secretary & Public Officer

Steve is the president of the Geography & History Teachers Association NT and the Northern Territory Research Teachers Association. Although a humanities teacher by training, Steve currently works in resource and multimedia development for the Groote Eylandt Bickerton Island Primary College.

Steve has been in the Northern Territory since 2006, with stints working with the Department of Education as a senior secondary curriculum officer, as a project officer supporting senior secondary outcomes in Groote Eylandt, as a classroom teacher and as an education consultant. In addition to humanities teaching, Steve has taught English, Research Project, Community Studies and PLP, and has previous experience in special education. 


Jenni Webber - Treasurer

Jenni is Treasurer of the Science Teachers’ Association of the NT. She has a strong and active history of supporting professional teaching associations. Jenni has been a past President and Executive Member of PTANT and was the Treasurer for the Australian Science Teachers’ Association.  

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 classroom teacher and school leader. She is now a lecturer at Charles Darwin University and is enjoying working in teacher training and research. 

Jenni is passionate about quality teaching, curriculum, and Indigenous education.  She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Charles Darwin University. 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  - Executive Member 

Jane is a Teaching and Learning Officer responsible for the Arts and Design Technologies, T-9, working in the Stem and Digital Technology team in the Department of Education. She is also the Secretary and Public Officer for AENT, and the Public Officer for ATOM-NT. Jane is passionate about the Arts and providing teachers with guidance, resources and professional learning to develop their best practice.

Jane arrived in the Northern Territory in 2016 and worked at the Essington School as a Senior and Middle School Visual and Creative Arts teacher and was the Visual Arts coordinator. Prior to her arrival in the NT, Jane worked in Melbourne as a Visual Arts, Media Arts, Visual Communication and Design, and Design Technology teacher in Melbourne. Jane was the Faculty Head of Arts and Head of Visual Arts at Xavier College, Melbourne, and the Head of Department – Visual Arts and Technology, Tintern Schools– Southwood Campus.

Jane is currently completing her Masters of Education at Charles Sturt University.


Karlie Weinert  - Executive Member 

Karlie is one of the founders and current President of ATOM-NT, and a middle years’ educator in the independent sector. Karlie obtained a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in 2006 where she majored in journalism and film. Following a 15-year career in media, marketing, freelance writing and executive officer roles, Karlie completed her Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at CDU and joined The Essington School in 2017. Over the subsequent years she 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.   


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