The Australian Council for Educational Leaders South Australian Annual Branch Awards Ceremony
On Thursday the 16th of May, the ACEL South Australian Executive hosted the annual SA Branch held at the Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo. The SA Minister for Education, The Hon John Gardner MP welcomed and presented awards to all recipients. Congratulations to all those who were acknowledged on the night. The list of awards and awardees are presented below.

The Alby Jones Gold Medal Award 2019

  • Professor Faye McCallum

ACEL Educational Leadership Medal

  • Martin Lippett
  • Heysen Partnership
  • Salisbury East Alternative Program

ACEL SA Fellowship Award

  • Robert Sieben
  • Dr Jenny Stanley

The Pip Field Emerging Leaders Award

  • Jules Peck
  • Penny Collins

Distinguised Contribution to Research in Educational Leadership Award

  • Associate Professor Anna Sullivan
  • Social Inclusion Group

Media Award

  • Media Centre for Education Research Australia (MCERA)

The ‘Alby Jones’ Gold Medal Award
The ACEL presents the ‘Alby Jones’ Gold Medal Award to a south Australian educator whose influence and contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership is assessed as most outstanding at the state level and whose significant contribution to education is recognisable at the national level. This award was presented to Professor Faye McCallum, Head of School of Education, University of Adelaide.

ACEL Educational Leadership Award
Leadership Awards are presented each year to individual educators, teams of educators, schools, networks, and professional associations who have demonstrated excellent educational leadership in developing and implementing a significant educational initiative, conducting research or influencing educational policy, leading to improved outcomes for students and/or colleagues in any educational setting. This award was presented to Martin Lippett, The Heysen Partnership and The Salisbury East Alternative Learning Program.

Fellowship Awards
ACEL presents Fellowships to those who have made outstanding educational leadership contributions to ACEL and/or whose work has influenced educational practice at a state and/or national level. This award was presented to Robert Sieben, Director of the Hartley Institute & Dr Jenny Stanley, Social Inclusion Coordinator, Goodstart Early Learning.

The Pip Field Emerging Leaders Award
ACEL presents this award to an emerging educational leader in their first 5 years of a designated leadership position, who has demonstrated outstanding educational practice in the classroom and leadership that has made a significant difference to colleagues and students. This award was presented to Jules Peck, Senior School Coordinator at Salisbury East High School & Penny Collins, Leading Learning Coordinator at Mt Barker High School.

The Distinguished Contribution to Research in educational leadership Award
The Distinguished Contribution to Research in Educational Leadership Award aims to promote quality writing by educators about educational leadership. It is presented to a researcher who has created new work or used existing work in creative ways, to generate tools for critical thinking by practitioners about, or related to leading in schooling or other educational contexts. This award recognises an outstanding body or piece of educational writing or a presentation that is forward-thinking, innovative and representative of new ideas and perceptions in education. This award was presented to Associate Professor Anna Sullivan, Co-Director of the Research in Education and Social Inclusion Group, School of Education, University of South Australia.

The ACEL SA Media Award
The ACEL (SA) Media Award is presented to a journalist who has reported on educational matters in a published forum at a local or national level. This award recognises a significant contribution by an individual or media organisation towards creating or facilitating depth and balance in public debate or profiling on educational matters in the media. This award was presented to The Media Centre for Education Research Australia.