Dr Kirk Zwangobani
ACEL ACT Branch President
Dr Kirk Zwangobani is an School Leader at Dickson College in Canberra, where leads the Humanities and English team and senior secondary curriculum. Over his teaching career Kirk has held significant leadership roles in several ACT government schools. He has also developed policy and projects within the ACT Education Directorate, with a particular focus on student engagement and voice. Most recently, Kirk has been working closely with the Board of Senior Secondary Studies in a cross sectorial capacity, in the development of 21st C Humanities and Social Science curriculum.
Kirk’s qualitative research explores the intersection of social, cultural, and education theory and how a deeper understanding race, culture and diversity can better help us understand young people’s educational and life experiences. He has consulted with not for profit research companies, local government and Commonwealth Education. Kirk currently Chairs the ACT Multicultural Advisory Council advising the ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs, is an AEL editorial committee member, and a member of ACEL’s Academic Advisory Board.
Kirk was awarded an ACEL ACT Fellowship in 2019, and was a 2016 ACEL New Voice Scholar in Education Leadership research. This will be Kirk’s 2nd term with the ACT Executive. He hopes to work with the ACEL executive to increase and diversify the ACT membership and create a dynamic and responsive ACEL community in the ACT.