Charline Emzin Boyd is a Bundjalung woman born in the lower east part of Queensland. Her background as a primary school teacher for sixteen years has supported her in the role she holds today.
Charline relieved in the Aboriginal Education Coordinator position prior to being formally elected to the role in 2003. The position has State-wide responsibilities, particularly in relation to organising, policy issues and recruitment whilst providing support for all Federation members and awarding priority to the NSW Aboriginal members.
Charline has the pleasure of working with dedicated Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members in the following capacities; Aboriginal Members Committee, Aboriginal Education Restricted Committee, Aboriginal Councillors, Aboriginal Executive members, and at the annual Aboriginal Members Conference.
Since being elected to her position, Charline has prioritised recruitment, activism and the engagement of Aboriginal members within the union. This has led to an overwhelming increase in the number of Aboriginal members both joining the union and participating in many varying activities throughout Teachers Federation.
Other improvements include an increase in the involvement of Aboriginal women in the Anna Stuart Program, the election of Aboriginal Project Officers and more Aboriginal members in the New Educators Network.
Charline is the chairperson of the Australian Education Union (AEU) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Committee, an elected member of the AEU Federal Executive Committee, and a member of the Unions NSW Indigenous Committee.
Charline is a representative on various committees within NSW Education.
Phone: 02 9217 2186
Mail: NSW Teachers Federation - Locked Bag 3010, Darlinghurst NSW 1300