ACEL New Voice Scholarships - Winners 2019

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the recipients of the 2019 ACEL New Voice Scholarships. The ACEL New Voice Scholarships recognise forward thinking, contextually relevant and responsive educational leaders whose work has had an impact above and beyond their immediate context. This year, a total of 16 scholarships have been awarded across four categories:

  • Category 1: The ‘New Voice’ in Educational Leadership
  • Category 2: The ’New Voice’ in Educational Leadership Research
  • Category 3: The ‘New Indigenous Voice’ in Educational Leadership
  • Category 4: The ‘New Voice’ in Early Education and Care

Each scholarship welcomes the recipients into the ACEL network and supports the dissemination of new learning and thought. The recipients will be recognised as forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educational leaders by peers and the wider education community.

The New Voice Scholarships initiative, launched in 2015, is a 10-year commitment from ACEL to identify ‘new voices’ in education.


Lisa Campbell

Position Deputy Principal
Organisation Peg's Creek Primary School
Location Pilbara, WA

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Murray Cronin

Position Leading Teacher
Organisation Scoresby Secondary College
Location VIC

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John O'Sullivan Williams

Position Head of Middle School
Organisation West Moreton Anglican College
Location QLD

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Scott Dirix

Position Senior Leader – Alternative Programs
Organisation Salisbury East High School
Location SA

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Lauren Cook

Position Head of Senior Boys
Organisation St Margaret's and Berwick Grammar School
Location VIC

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Paul Staniscia

Position Deputy Principal
Organisation St Joseph's Primary School
Location VIC

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Ranae Graham

Position Assistant Principal
Organisation Driver Primary School
LocationNT

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Bernadette Mary Mercieca

Position Sessional Lecturer/Tutor
Organisation Australian Catholic University
Location VIC

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Amy Graham

Position PhD Candidate
Organisation Charles Darwin University
Location NT

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Selena Fisk

Position Leader of Learning/Principal Consultant
Organisation Brisbane Catholic Education/Aasha for Schools
Location QLD

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Fiona Longmuir

Position Lecturer in Educational Leadership
Organisation Monash University
Location VIC

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David Cole

Position Director of Teaching and Learning
Organisation Thomas Hassall Anglican College
Location NSW

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Kathryn Leo

Position Teaching Principal
Organisation Milikapiti School
Location NT

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Karis Hill-Milnes

Position Teacher (Humanities and Arts/Indigenous Education); Indigenous Education Worker
Organisation Miami State High School
Location QLD

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Alexandra Harper

Position Senior Policy Officer
Organisation NSW Education Standards Authority
Location NSW

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Bonnie Te Ara Henare

Position Director/Educational Leader
Organisation KU Phillip Park Children's Centre
Location NSW

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