Deborah Kember - BHMS (ed) Qld, GradDipEd(CompEd) QUT, MEd QUT, PhD QUT. FACEL
ACEL QLD Branch President
Deb has dedicated her career to improving school education for young people in Australia and New Zealand as a teacher, school and system leader, university staff member and professional association leader. She began her teaching career in Queensland as Head of Department Sport, Health & Physical Education and Geography.
Deb is currently a Director in the State Schools Division of the Queensland Department of Education and Training working on system wide evidence-informed improvement. Establishing the State Schools Evidence Hub, supporting common languages and processes is a career highlight.
Career highlights include establishing the Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership in Brisbane; working on the first draft of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; contributing to the establishment of the Learning Place, DET’s eLearning environment; and working with the Queensland University of Technology oz-Teachernet team who pioneered teaching and learning using the internet.
Deb joined ACEL in 2005 to broaden her thinking about leadership and professional learning. She has been a member of the Queensland Branch Executive since 2013, becoming a Fellow in 2014 then Queensland Branch President and a National Director.