Jean Walker


Jean was born in Yorkshire. She is currently President of U3A Glenorchy in Hobart, Tasmania. She retired at the end of 2008 from the Australian Education Union after four years as State President for Tasmania, after a long career in secondary schools teaching English, Social Science and Special Needs. She had been involved with the AEU (Tas Branch) for many years and had also worked for three years as a Union Field Officer.
She is currently on the Board of COTA as (Council on the Ageing) and President of the Zonta Club of Hobart Derwent and does some casual sub-editing for the State Hansard while parliament is sitting.
She lives with her partner, Colin, a retired journalist and Charlie, their King Charles Cavalier, in Berriedale where they have a great view of MONA (Museum of New and Old Art). She has three adult sons, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live there, Victoria and Queensland.  As a retired teacher and unionist, she is committed to the value and importance of life-long learning for all.