Branch Executive Member
Gail Major is currently Executive Principal at Scoresby Secondary College. She is a passionate leader committed to the development of her students and staff. She engages all members of the community, tertiary providers, business and industry to form authentic learning experiences for all students.
Gail has made a significant contribution to education within schools and systemically. She has held positions for DET, VCAA and many other professional associations in which she has led curriculum, professional learning, leadership development and health and safety. She has been a representative and presenter locally and nationally and a member of ACEL since 2009 and Victorian FACEL.
Gail has co-authored secondary text books, designed multimedia programs, written training package resources for tertiary programs has contributed articles to many publications including major journals and newspapers.
Gail’s dedication to student future pathways saw her take on major role in the introduction and development of VET in Schools throughout Victoria including the introduction of scored assessment and secondary student participation in Worldskills competitions.
Gail took the initiative to draw on her knowledge and experience in industry to make significant changes in teaching and learning. This led to creating internationally recognised facilities that linked pedagogy with space and an instructional model that not only led to significant engagement and learning growth but also greater opportunities for student voice. Since then the model has undergone continuous development to include student voice and agency and was shared at the recent National ACEL conference.
Gail is highly regarded by her colleagues in education and continues to share her expertise as a representative on stakeholder and consultative groups, as a coach and mentor for aspiring leaders and through promotion of education to business and industry groups.