SLAM Directors

SLAM’s co-founders/Directors have extensive experience which they bring to SLAM’s consulting arm.


Rob McTaggart, Director, Teaching & Learning


Rob McTaggart is an education consultant and K-6 teacher specialising in digital technologies.

Rob has designed and developed flagship design challenges including the Digital Sparks Technology Design Challenge for NSW public schools and the NRMA Future of Transport Challenge.

He has designed and delivered whole-of-primary school professional STEM learning programmes, and is currently designing an online introductory professional learning course for the AustSTEM Foundation’s STEM Experiential Learning Journey

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John Phillips, CEO


John is a systems engineer with extensive international telecommunications project and employee relations experience.

Following retirement, he worked as a volunteer with the Warren Centre  where he promoted STEM education in general, and Primary STEM education in particular.

He is a Director of AustSTEM, a charitable foundation with the aim of raising average STEM literacy in Australian classrooms.

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SLAM Consultants

All of SLAM's consultants are professionals with extensive STEM and design thinking skills.

Evan Bonser


Evan is an experienced primary STEM
teacher; University tutor; Designer of
NESA endorsed professional learning;
educational services consultant; and the
founder and CEO of an educational video

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