Press kit

About VATE

The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English is a not-for-profit professional body established to promote the interests of English education and to allow English educators in Victoria to exchange ideas.

VATE brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.

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VATE’s president is Emily Frawley. For all media enquiries regarding VATE, please contact Kate Gillespie
Executive Education Officer eeo@vate.org.au (03) 9411 8500

Bio: Emily Frawley



Emily Frawley is president of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. She has been involved with VATE Council since 2014. Emily is a secondary English teacher at a government school in Melbourne’s west, where she is the Literacy/ Differentiated Learning Coordinator. Emily has written for a range of academic research journals such as English in Australia, and English Teaching: Practice and Critique. She has also written numerous opinion pieces for The Age on educational issues. Emily completed her PhD in English education in 2018.