My name is Ben Ballard and I am an Aboriginal primary teacher at Bungendore Public School. I have been an active member of Federation since joining the NSW Department of Education and Communities in 2004 after a career in the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation in Western NSW.
I have been the Aboriginal Executive member and a Councillor for the Aboriginal Members Roll since 2009. I have been a Project Officer and a Relief Officer at Federation Head Office and a Queanbeyan delegate to Federation’s Annual Conference. I have also been the Fed Rep at my school and the President of the Queanbeyan Primary School Sports Association.
I understand that to assist all teachers to continue providing the best education possible in our schools, we must be provided with adequate funding, resourcing and the continuation of programs that are already providing excellent results. This is why I am a Councillor for the Aboriginal Members Roll and the Aboriginal member on Executive.