ACEL 2017 WA Awards
Over 80 members, including past awardees and 20 Fellows, gathered on 16th May at the Bendat Parent & Community Centre in Wembley to honour and pay tribute to outstanding educators from across the government, Catholic and independent school, vocational education and university sectors in WA.
The prestigious and highly sought after 2017 ACEL WA awards were presented by the Hon Samantha Helen Rowe MLC Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, who commenced the proceedings with a short but powerful speech about the importance of leadership.
The importance of these awards is not to be under estimated, as captured by one awardee who said, “While I felt humbled by ACEL WA’s acknowledgment, the award has further energised me in the development and empowerment of the wonderful community in which I lead. I valued the networking opportunities that presented and will be certain to engage with other colleagues that I met and was introduced to last night.”
Individually and collectively ACEL WA members make a significant difference to educational policy and practice and will continue to recognise the outstanding efforts of those who work assiduously to ensure the interests of our society is served by access to high quality education at all levels, at all times.
ACEL WA Awards: History
Award for Excellence and Leadership in Tertiary Studies
This award is made available each year to the most outstanding post-graduate student in
Education (Leadership) studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Edith Cowan
2018 Megan Hamel,
2017 Kasthuri (Geetha) James, Kristen Nairn
2016 Skye Hegarty, Marija Rizmanoska
2015 James Trimble
2014 Johanna Mulder
2013 Bronwyn Jones
2012 Chez Greig
2011 Dr Melanie Hindley
Teacher Leader Award for Excellence
2018 Melissa Kingston, Keith Briggs, Jackie Hunt, Suzanne Bushby
2017 Sandra Dias, Rachael Lehr
2016 Vicki Tennant, Kris Williams
2015 Elizabeth Elphick, Simone Sawiris
2014 Sherry Egan
Pre-Eminent Educational Leader Award
This award is presented to an outstanding leader who has made an exceptional contribution to education in WA.
The award acknowledges an influential and inspiring leader who has a record of exceptional achievement in educational
leadership. Successful awardees are recognized throughout the education and wider community. They have made outstanding
contributions to the study and practice of educational leadership at state and national levels and have advocated for social
justice, equity, democracy and human rights.
2018 Dr Sandy Heldsinger
2017 Lee Musumeci
2016 Professor Jonathan Carapetis
2015 Annie Fogarty
2014 Audrey Jackson AM
2013 Winthrop Professor Bill Louden
2012 Ron Dullard
Research in Educational Leadership and Management
2018 Deborah Netolicky
2016 Shane Glasson
ACEL WA Branch Educational Leaders Learning Award - For Beginning and Emerging Leaders - Honorary
2012 Louise Donovan, Alex Hunter
ACEL WA Branch Inspiring Educator Award - Honorary
2012 Peter Mulcahy
ACEL WA Branch Scholarship in Educational Leadership and Management
2012 Dr Neil McNeill
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.
Dr Lorraine Hammond
Julie Anne Beelitz
The Reverend Peter Laurence
Dr Jenny Kuhn
Dr Graeme Lock
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 Shane Glasson
Professor Michael O’Neill*
Professor Simon Clarke
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 Alan Genoni, Tony Watson
2016 Nicole Hanna, Abdullah Khan, Darrel LeMercier
2015 Stephen Breen, David Stevens, Carol Strauss, Edith Wright
2014 Janette Gee, Michael Morgan, Jacqui Quartermaine
2013 Allan Blagaich, Leonie Clelland, Paul Mathews, Dr Paul Swan
2012 Lee Musumeci, Jean Rice