Jean Pavy died in 1995 at the age of 86. She was a South Australian educator, union activist and feminist. As well as being a classroom teacher, Jean was President of the Primary Teachers Association, and President of the Women's Branch of the SA Institute of Teachers, spending her time fighting for equal pay for women in the early 60's."
In 1960 the Equal Pay Council of Australia was formed (Jean was a member), and as a result she formed the teachers' Equal Pay Committee in SA. Their equal pay proposal for women teachers was rejected.
Jean was the first woman to represent Australia at the World Conference of Teachers.
In 1964 Jean led a delegation to the SA Premier on the matter of equal pay. Some teachers were opposed to this right, and Jean threatened to split the union along gender lines. The first of five 'equal pay for equal work' salary increases was finally granted to SA teachers in 1966.
Our Ellen has just received the Jean Pavy Award for coming top in the state for Year 12 Womens Studies last year. May Jean's passion live on in Ellen Jean! (my mum's name is also Jean, a teacher.)
So Ellen Jean. That 'Jean' name has a lot of connections.
Jean means "God is gracious".
May God continue to grace you.
as of course she will, no matter what you do or don't achieve.
you are always blessed by God.