NT Branch President - Aderyn Chatterton

Louise Corrigan Shane Donohue Joanna Glennon
Tania Kolomitsev Regina Thompson

Aderyn Chatterton

ACEL NT Branch President

Aderyn has been the regional director of Darwin schools for the past four years. Prior to that she’s had thirteen years’ experience as an assistant principal, teaching principal and principal in urban and remote schools in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Throughout all stages of her career she has remained passionate about identifying, supporting and challenging aspirant and emerging leaders. Most recently, this commitment has translated into the development of an innovative high potential leaders program that is about to be launched in the Darwin Region.

Aderyn has been a member of the NT branch of ACEL for the past four years. During this time, she’s taken on a range of roles. Aderyn has been part of the committees that have organised the 2016 and 2017 ACEL NT awards and the inaugural Territory wide ACEL Wellbeing conference (2017). She has also supported professional networking events, participating as both a panel member and MC. Aderyn MC’d both the 2016 and 2017 awards ceremonies as well as the 2017 NT Breakfast with the Minister.

Shane Donohue

Branch Executive Member

Shane Donohue has taught in the territory for over twenty years, holding leadership positions in both the Department of Education and Catholic Education, including working in a remote school on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. For the past 5 years, Shane has been Principal of Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Darwin.

Tania Kolomitsev

Branch Executive Member

Tania Kolomitsev has worked as a teacher and leader in the Northern Territory for over 30 years. She has worked in various settings and roles in Northern Territory Schools. With a strong focus on building the capacity of others, she has led formally and informally in schools and organisations in Darwin.

Tania has worked as a leader at Driver Primary School, Leanyer School, Ludmilla Primary School and is currently Principal at Alyangula Area School on Groote Eylandt. Enthusiastic about learning, she is undertaking studies in a Masters of Educational Leadership. As a new member to the executive of the ACEL NT branch, Tania is passionate about the role of ACEL is growing new leaders in the Northern Territory.

Regina Thompson

Branch Executive Member

Regina is Director of the Families as First Teachers (FaFT) Program with the NT Department of Education. In this role Regina has responsibility for the oversight of policies, programs and research associated with the work of FaFT teachers and Family Liaison Officers, as well as the professional learning to support the program. 

There are 32 remote and very remote FaFT programs across the Northern Territory and a further 5 sites in the urban centres of Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Alice springs.

Regina was awarded an ACEL Honorary Fellowship 2014 and in 2017 as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care team an ACEL Leadership Award.