You are invited to nominate a colleague who inspires and advocates for excellence in educational leadership for the ACEL Queensland Branch Awards and Fellowships. Your nominee’s commitment to the profession of teaching, and student success, should reflect the values promoted in our Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching.

The Queensland Branch has a long tradition of honouring educational leaders who, in the view of their colleagues, have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practices of the teaching profession and educational leadership.

Members nominate worthy colleagues who have, for example:

  • contributed to the body of distinct theory and knowledge of our teaching profession
  • nurtured and developed the lives of students through their educational leadership
  • enriched the profession by learning from their colleagues and contributing to their educational leadership.

Nominations are now open until 24 May, when they will be considered by the Queensland Branch Awards Committee. To nominate a colleague, please use the online nomination form below.

The Awards Celebration is 5:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday 27 August.

Principal, Toni Riordan will be welcoming members and guests to St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, 11 Ruthven St Corinda.

For further information, please contact:
Awards Committee Chair
Holly O’Sullivan Williams
H.OSullivanWilliams@staidans.qld.edu.au

Nominations must be received by Friday 24 May 2019


 

LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The Miller-Grassie Award for Outstanding Leadership in Education
The Miller-Grassie Award and President's Citation acknowledges and perpetuates the memory of the life and work of educational researchers and administrators, Dr Laurie Miller and Associate Professor MacCrae Grassie. Nominees are outstanding educational leaders, or a team, whose achievements have exceptional merit and reflect the ideas and work of the pioneering educational leaders. Nominated by a member of ACELQ colleagues, nominees need not be a member of ACEL themselves.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting and advocating for excellence in educational leadership.
  2. Demonstrated high level commitment to the profession of teaching reflective of the values espoused in a Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching.
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals.
  4. Successful experience in educational leadership in any setting/sector.
  5. Outstanding contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership at state and/or national levels.
  6. Impeccable integrity and ethical approach.
  7. Demonstrated record of social justice, equity, democracy and/or human rights achievement.

The Excellence in Educational Leadership Award
The Excellence in Educational Leadership Award recognises extraordinary educational leadership resulting in improved student achievement. Nominees are educators or a group of educators working in classrooms, faculties, schools, tertiary institutions, systems or consultancies. The nominees lead the implementation of educational initiatives and/or influence educational policy. Nominated by a member of ACELQ, nominees need not be a member of ACEL themselves.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting and advocating for excellence in educational leadership.
  2. Demonstrated high level commitment to the profession of teaching reflective of the values espoused in a Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching.
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals.
  4. Acknowledged excellence in leadership by professional colleagues, students and community.
  5. Evidence of outstanding achievements for school, sector or system.

The Inspiring Educator Award
The Inspiring Educator Award honours educators whose teaching skills, relationships with students and attitude towards their work have inspired young people to enter the profession of teaching. The nominee's pride in and commitment to the teaching profession and educational leadership have influenced others to become teachers and educational leaders. Nominated by a member of ACELQ colleagues, nominees need not be a member of ACEL themselves.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting and advocating for excellence in educational leadership.
  2. Demonstrated high level commitment to the profession of teaching reflective of the values espoused in a Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching.
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals.
  4. Evidence of an inspiring impact and influence on others who subsequently became teachers and/or educational leaders.

Emerging Educational Leadership Award
This biennial award provides an educational leader in the first five years of their formal leadership career with the opportunity to undertake professional learning in educational leadership. ACEL will provide funding to support the award recipient to engage in professional learning which will significantly inform and influence their educational leadership practice within their school setting.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting and advocating for excellence in educational leadership.
  2. Demonstrated high level commitment to the profession of teaching reflective of the values espoused in a Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching.
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership as outlined in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals.
  4. Demonstrated leadership that enhances student engagement, aspiration and achievement.

The Research in Educational Leadership and Management Awards
The Research in Educational Leadership and Management Awards acknowledge exceptional academic achievement in educational leadership research studies. Nominated by Queensland tertiary institutions, the nominees are post-graduate students, and need not be members of ACEL.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Created new work that is progressive, innovative and representative of concepts and ideas that offer insights in education.
  2. Generated strategies for critical thinking through research, associated with leading in schools and/or other educational contexts.
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership as detailed in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals.

The Media Award
The Media Award recognises a significant contribution to the positive promotion of the teaching profession and recognition of educational leadership. Nominees are individuals, or media outlets or organisations, who create or facilitate depth and balance in public debate and/or profiling of educational matters in the media.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Impact of a single media event, or long-term commitment that has elevated the teaching profession and educational leadership.
  2. Created/s work that advocates for recognition of professional education, teaching and learning.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

ACELQ presents Fellowships to educational leaders who, over time, have made outstanding contributions to educational leadership at the state and/or national level. Nominated by ACELQ colleagues, nominees must be members of ACEL who actively support ACELQ, the teaching profession and educational leadership. Retired nominees need to have been a member at the time of their retirement. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal "FACELQ".

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting and advocating for excellence in educational leadership
  2. Demonstrated high level commitment to the profession of teaching reflective of the values espoused in a Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching
  3. Demonstrated high level commitment to educational leadership as detailed in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL) and/or Australian Professional Standard for Principals (AITSL)
  4. Demonstrated high level commitment and contribution/s to the work of ACELQ
  5. Demonstrated contribution/s to the profession beyond the scope of their employed role.
Fill out the online form.