The staff provide expert advice and administer the services offered to affiliates. Our dedicated and professional team is more than willing to assist you and your association in meeting the aims and objectives of the P&C Constitution.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss any matter relating to operating your P&C Association, please feel free to contact the WACSSO staff. The WACSSO office is open weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

Positions Vacant

We are currently advertising for a casual Social Media Coordinator to join our team. 

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Specialist, the Social Media Coordinator will manage the social media functions for the business. This includes managing our social media accounts and writing articles and media releases.

For more information, download the job description or click here.


Michelle Slater

Executive Officer

As the Executive Officer, I am responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of WACSSO Operations staff.  

I work with the team, President and WACSSO State Council in an executive capacity to ensure the achievement of our constitutional, strategic and business objectives.  

I am also accountable for maintaining our culture of innovation, continuous improvement and high-quality service delivery to Affiliates and other key stakeholders.   


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Jody Quinn

Affiliate Services

My role as the Affiliate Services Officer is to promote WACSSO and the services we provide to our affiliate organisations.

I am the key contact for affiliate inquiries. I am responsible for the coordination of the material for all State Council meetings, which includes the agenda, minutes, bookings of flights, accommodation, menus etc; also the agenda and teleconference bookings for the Executive meetings and the task of coordinating the WACSSO Annual Conference including sponsorship.

I am the coordinator for the P&C Voice publication - the production, content, advertising and distribution.

I also aid and support to the President and State Council, Annual Conference and manage the day-to-day activities of our casual clerical staff, plus collaborating with other staff members to ensure constitutional and completing deadlines are met.

I attend meetings of State Council and Annual Conference and provide reports on the organisational areas of responsibility I have outlined.

I look forward to being able to assist the many affiliates we have. Please feel free to contact me if you have a query I can offer clarity on.

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Debbie Booth


As the Finance Officer, I am responsible for managing the finance requirements of the organisation, including liaison with external contractors, as directed by State Council.

I also provide financial reports and advice as required by State Council and President.

I am also responsible for identifying, evaluating and developing budgets, funding arrangements and grant applications for the organisation as directed by State Council and the President.

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Karen Izard

Corporate Support

As the Corporate Support Officer, I am responsible for assisting the President, Executive and Councillors of the organisation as well as providing the highest level of service to affiliated P&C Associations.

I manage the agenda preparation and minute-taking for State Council Meetings, and conduct the organisation’s elections in-line with the requirements of the WACSSO Constitution. It is my responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided to the staff and State Council of WACSSO, enabling the organisation to comply with the Associations Incorporation Act.

I look forward to being able to assist affiliated P&Cs to operate constitutionally so that children in government schools can be supported in reaching their potential.

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Richard Brand

Training and Development 

I am responsible for developing and delivering a range of training and resources to affiliates across Western Australia. This includes webinars, which you can access on the website, or participate in, as they go live, on the Online Learning Community.

I also provide support and guidance to vacant electorates, with a focus on recruiting new State Councillors.

I also assist affiliates and State Councillors with enquiries and arising issues.

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Susanna Wills-Johnson

Communications and Research

My role as the Marketing and Communications Specialist is to manage the WACSSO communications platforms to ensure content is relevant, useful and up to date for affiliates and other stakeholders. I also liaise with WACSSO State Councillors and provide advice on issues relating to media, research, WACSSO publications and government submissions. 

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Elaine Korona

Events Coordinator

As Events Coordinator, my primary responsibility is the annual WACSSO Conference. I maintain relationships with key WACSSO supporters and ensure that the event runs smoothly from start to finish. WACSSO Conference brings together affiliates from across Western Australia to participate in networking and development opportunities as well as be an active voice at the AGM and agenda session, which provides the opportunity to influence public education policy.

Throughout the year, I also organise the State Council meetings, which provide the opportunity for staff and Councillors to come together and share ideas, shape the strategy and reflect on WACSSO operations.

Prospective sponsors and venues interested in more information on our WACSSO Conference or State Council Meetings are encouraged to make contact for more information

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Marianne Thoroughgood

Administrative Assistant

As the Administrative Assistant, my primary responsibility is to respond to calls and questions from our affiliates. We receive many phone calls and emails each day, from P&C members seeking information, advice and support and I happily provide this to them.

In addition to providing advice to affiliates, I provide administrative support to the WACSSO staff team and State Councillors, ensuring the office runs smoothly.

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