Tammie grew up in the Dawson Valley at Theodore on a cotton farm and attended the state school to Year 10, and boarded at Rockhampton Grammar School for Year 11 and 12. As a teacher, Tammie has worked in small schools in rural and remote areas through her career, and currently is a Prep teacher at the Toowoomba Anglican School.
Tammie lived on a cattle/cropping property at Glenmorgan (Western Downs) for 14 years before moving to Toowoomba in 2018 with her 3 children aged 18, 17 and 13.
Tammie became a member of ICPA when her children began attending the local C&K kindergarten, attended her first State Conference in Charters Towers in 2010 and joined State Council in Goondiwindi in 2012. She has acted in the role of Treasurer/Registrations Officer for multiple State Conferences and Federal conferences and these experiences have increased her passion for equality for rural and remote kids. She relishes the opportunities to indulge this passion through volunteering for State Council and continues to remain proud of the obvious respect for ICPA from the many government and departmental representatives that attend delegations each year.
Tammie took on the role of a Vice-President in 2015 and stepped up to President in Winton in 2018, and Immediate Past President in 2020 after chairing the first (and hopefully last) virtual State Conference via Zoom! She thoroughly enjoys working with such a wonderful and dedicated group of individuals all united for the common cause of ICPA.