Amber was a secondary EAL/D Spanish teacher and has taught in Intensive English Centres, South Western Sydney high schools, and the Saturday School of Community Languages. Amber was awarded the DG’s Excellent Service to Public Education and Training in 2005 for outstanding contribution to public education and training in NSW and has worked frequently for NESA as a syllabus writer in Spanish.
Amber is the convenor of Federation's Anti-Racism Policy Committee and has been representing Federation on the Secretary’s Multicultural Education Advisory Group since 2003. She is Federation’s elected representative for the Ethnic Communities Council, Australian Human Rights Commission, Refugee Council of Australia and Languages K – 12 NESA Curriculum Consultative Committees.
Amber works closely with a number of universities and migrant community groups to enhance the educational outcomes for CALD students in public schools and TAFE, as well as in broader school communities.
Amber was a Relief Officer at Federation prior to her current position. While teaching, Amber was Councillor, President of her Association, Women’s Contact and Federation Representative at various Fairfield schools. Amber also conducts a number of workshops and seminars for Federation members in the areas of EAL/D, refugee, anti – racism, languages and multicultural education across the state.
Amber was recently elected as the next Senior Vice President of the NSW Teachers Federation and will commence in this position at the start of the 2020 school year.