ACEL ACT Branch President
Michele McLoughlin BA (Hons, History); DipEd, Macquarie University; Grad Dip History/Anthropology, Australian National University; Grad Dip Information Systems, University of Canberra. Awarded the Leanne Harvey Ford Award for excellence in
‘The services for young people, specialisation within the Librarianship courses’, University of Canberra; ACEL ACT Certificate of Excellence for ‘Excellence in Educational Leadership’. Michele is currently Deputy Principal and International
Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator at Telopea Park School, Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra.
Michele has worked as a secondary teacher leader in New South Wales Government Schools (regional and Western Sydney) and since 1998 in ACT Secondary Government Schools. Michele is passionate about education and how it changes lives. Michele
believes in the importance of the school community and the school community’s role in engendering a sense of belonging, and a place where everyone is valued.
Michele has been a long-standing member of ACEL ACT. As a member of ACEL ACT Michele has worked collaboratively with ACT Government, Catholic and Independent teachers and leaders. Michele is the past Chair of the ACT/NSW MYP Coordinators
Group. In her roles working for ACEL and the IB Michele has recognised the importance of national and international dialogue and communication. Michele looks forward to bringing the voices of teacher leaders to ACEL National.