ACEL 2017 TAS Awards
On Thursday evening of June 29 close to 80 people gathered at the University of Tasmania, Hobart Campus, to acknowledge and celebrate the work of leadership by the superb group of ACEL Tasmania Award recipients for 2017. The Awards were presented by special guest the Minister for Education, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff and assisted by Branch President Mrs Anne Foale.
A very special guest on the night was Emeritus Professor William [Bill] Mulford who can now add to his extremely impressive list of connections and accolades with and from ACEA, ACEL and CCEAM, another first – the first Patron of this State Branch. Bill helped to found ACEA in 1973, which later changed its name to ACEL. Bill was the Secretary, [1975-76], Vice President, [1982-83] and President [1983-86], he was awarded Life Membership in 1976, Fellowship in 1982, the Nganakarrawa Award in 1991 and the Association’s Gold Medal for 2000. He is also a Fellow of CCEAM and held positions in this sister association of Vice President [1986-1990] and President [1990-1994].
In his address Professor Mulford challenged teachers and leaders to work intelligently to hold onto and uphold the professionalism of their chosen career and he provoked the gathering to consider the changeable face of the political overseers; Ministers, General Secretaries, Directors, ministerial Advisors ect. of Education in our State – with the data to support his provocation. He challenged us to reflect on how the lack of consistency and stability may have contributed less than positively to educational outcomes. The role of ACEL in offering a stable, consistent, sector blind, apolitical, professional and ethical position on educational leadership and providing a forum for such motivated educators to develop, find support and network, becomes highly critical in the context described by Professor Mulford.
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ACEL TAS Awards: History
Eminent Educator of the Year
2017 Robert Phillips
2016 Professor Emeritus John Williamson
2015 Craig Deayton
2014 Dr Patricia Hindmarsh
2013 John Ewington
2012 Andrew Barr
2011 Bobby Court
2010 Sheree Vertigan
Emerging Leaders Growth in Leadership Award
2016 Amelia Clifford, Callum Hollingsworth, Belinda Hopwood
2014 Adam James, Sam Morey
2012 Stewart Bennett, Jo Longbottom
Category – Growing in Leadership [Early Career Award]
2018 Mark Stewart,
2017 Emilie Clark, Stacey Cooper
2015 Lindsey Hills, Simon Lane, Jordana Schmidt
Award for Excellent Leadership in Improving Student Outcomes
2016 Gill Berriman, James Clark, Jo Longbottom, Stuart Lord, Annette Parker, Anne Stewart, James Trainor, Anna Viney, Marcelle Watts, Geoff Williamson, Action Research Group, Teggana Collective
This award honours educators whose teaching skills, relationships with students and attitude towards their work have inspired young people to enter the profession of teaching. It provides the profession and the community with examples of teachers whose pride in the work they do, and their commitment to the ideals and goals of teaching have influenced others to follow in their footsteps.
2012 Sylvia Beeton, Tony Kettle, Shelley Laing
2011 Roger Ayers, Gail Challis, Anker Fuglsang, Beverley Jennings, Enid Todd, Anna Viney, Christine Wright
ACEL Tasmanian Inspiring Young Educational Leader Award
2011 Jen Clifton, Kylie Porterhouse, Cassie O’Neill
Special Group Award for Excellent Leadership by a Team in Improving Student Outcomes
2017 Department of Education’s Vision Services Team
This award is presented each year to an educator or group of educators who have demonstrated excellent leadership in implementing an educational initiative, conducting research and/or influencing educational policy leading to improved educational outcomes for students in any educational setting. The award is aimed at all levels of leadership be it classroom, faculty, school, tertiary, system or consultancy.
This award recognises members of ACEL who are making or have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of student achievement and organisational effectiveness through their leadership.
*Denotes National Fellowship
Dr Jill Abell
ACEL Fellowships (Honorary)
An ACEL Fellowship (Honorary) may be conferred on persons who are not ACEL members, but who are acknowledged as outstanding leaders in the practice and/or theory of educational leadership. The criteria are similar to an ACEL Fellowship with the nominee being expected to have made a significant contribution to the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.
2017 Jenny Cranston, Janine O’Hea
2013 Lucy Fisher