ACEL are proud to present the 2019 QLD Awards.

Date: 27th August 2019
Time: 5:15pm to 9pm
Location: St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
11 Ruthven St, Corinda QLD 4075
Cost: Complimentary
Click here to register online

Please join us in celebration as worthy educators receive well deserved recognition for their outstanding leadership and extraordinary service to education.

Miller Grassie Award

  • Dr Paul Browning - Principal, St Paul’s School

Excellence in Educational Leadership

  • Lee Catterall - MACEL Deputy Principal, Ormiston College
  • Deborah Dunstone - Assistant Director-General, State Schools Disability and Inclusion, Department of Education
  • Peter Kelly - Deputy Director-General, State Schools, Department of Education
  • Jim Midgley - MACEL Director of Teaching and Learning Toowoomba Catholic schools
  • Dennis Mulherin - FACEL, GAIDC Executive Director, Lutheran Schools Queensland
  • Dr Lee-Anne Perry - FACEL, FACE, GAICD Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission
  • Karen Spiller - OAM CF FACE FACEL Principal, John Paul College


  • Trevor Doyle - MACEL Senior Leader, Learning and Identity, Brisbane Catholic Education
  • Stacie Hansel - MACEL Acting Assistant Director-General State Schools – Performance, Department of Education
  • Michael Newman - MACEL Principal, St Mary’s College
  • Dr Sandra Nissen - MACEL Principal Project Officer, State Schools- Performance, Department of Education

Inspiring Educator Award​​

  • Samantha Johnstone - Teacher, Unity College Caloundra

Emerging Educational Leadership Award

  • Cory Kempthorne - Principal, Stonehenge State School 

Research in Educational Leadership and Management

  • Dr Natalie Swayne - Director, Behaviour and State Schools Research, Department of Education

Media Award

  • Tanya Chilcott - Media and Communications Manager, Queensland College of Teachers

Leadership Commendation Award

  • Nicole King - Acting Principal, Marshall Road State School
  • Pamela Ruddell - Principal, Inala State School