Welcome to the TAS Branch of ACEL.
It is with great pleasure that ACEL officially announce the appointment of the new Branch President for Tasmania – Tameika Grist. Already a recognised and valued member of the Tasmania Branch Executive, Tamika has now officially taken over the positon of Branch President. On behalf of ACEL board, staff and members nation wide we extend our welcome and congratulations. ACEL would also like to take the time to acknowledge and thank our previous president Helen Spencer for her dedicated service and commitment. I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Tameika and we look forward to her representing our Tasmanian members and branch over the coming year ahead.
Following Helen Spencer’s retirement, I am incredibly humbled to be able to work as president for a dedicated team of educational leaders on the Tasmanian ACEL Branch Executive. Helen started many productive conversations around the challenges facing educators, and prompted the Executive to bring fresh perspectives to bear on these issues. The Executive’s passion, zeal and commitment to serving the education community at all levels and across all sectors is inspirational.
I share their belief that all educators are leaders, and that this organisation is in a unique position to put aside sectorial differences of independent, catholic or government structures, as we first and foremost seek to bring relevant and meaningful opportunities for developing our profession.
Education is an increasingly challenging profession at all levels, and I believe that ACEL plays an invaluable role in promoting opportunities for learning, listening and engaging with educators at a local, State and National level. Our Executive team works hard to maximise the impact of these opportunities, and is committed to supporting and developing local events that foster dialogue around the future of education. I look forward to maintaining the momentum that drives such events, and to strengthening and extending the network of professional relationships that is the hallmark of the Tasmanian branch.
ACEL TAS Branch President