Paula McMahon’s original involvement with MAWA was to present at conferences before taking a more active role by assisting with the organisation of conferences and encouraging other teachers to present. Paula has been convening conferences for MAWA since 2010 and has coauthored several MAWA texts including Essential Mathematics Unit 3 and 4. Paula prides herself on advocating the needs of high school mathematics teachers to the committee when making decisions. In 2016 Paula was honoured in becoming a MAWA Life Member and in 2019 has taken on the Executive Officer role for MAWA.
Shannon came to MAWA in 2015 with over 10 years’ experience in administration, management, events and finance, which included roles with Wesfarmers, Orionstone and H&R Block. Shannon offers a diverse skill set in her role at MAWA and is the best person to speak to regarding our events, marketing, conferences, sponsorships and partnerships. She is dedicated to MAWA’s growth and expansion of activities, ensuring that MAWA’s mission and strategic goals are at the forefront of every decision. She works hard on maintaining a professional working culture at MAWA and raising MAWA’s profile to the wider WA community.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
Tom has six years’ experience teaching in the UK and a year’s experience with Shenton College upon his arrival in Perth. Tom is excited to be part of our growing team at MAWA this year, to coordinate the student activities that are becoming more and more popular across WA.
Tom is also a Mathematician with the Australian Maths Trust, and has always had a keen interest in the problem solving and ‘thinking’ side of maths. When he’s not writing his own questions, Tom is part of a swimming club and likes to go to the gym. Tom is a proud father, and his family are very happily settled this side of the world. Aside from all his commitments, if there is a spare second in the day, you may find him indulging in a game of Minecraft!
Mario has been a part time member of the MAWA team since 2017. He brings his vast accounting and finance expertise to the association. He works hard to ensure that all tax and auditing requirements are met. Whilst advising the finance committee to ensure the financial stability of MAWA.
Tanya commenced her employment with MAWA in early 2020. She is the office contact for Have Sum Fun and shares the role of first point of contact. With experience is accounts Tanya works with accounts payable/receivable and works closely with all customers.