Volume 42 Special Edition 1
Leading On The Frontlines:
Leadership Through An International Crisis

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”
~ Marcel Proust

The world as we know it has changed in a matter of a few weeks! The COVID-19 crisis has given cause for searing disquiet by the suddenness of its advent, the rapidity of its proliferation, the magnitude of its impact and the uncertainty of its tenure. Our world requires us to reimagine our activities at work and in our personal lives, holding firm to the anchors that define us but staying agile and responsive in the face of adversity and seismic shifts in the environment.

This is the first of two special editions of AEL that feature a series of perspective pieces from leaders, practitioners and researchers on their experiences during this COVID-19 pandemic. Their contributions are unique as they all have diverse prisms from which they view the world. You will find insights that resonate with you and others that might provoke more questions, regardless they make for very interesting reading…


Aasha Murthy


AEL Articles

Rigor in the COVID-19 World
Barbara R. Blackburn

Australian Primary School Education and COVID-19
Malcolm Elliott, President,Australian Primary Principals Association

Using data to support student wellbeing during the pandemic
Selena Fisk, School data consultant, Aasha for Schools

Leadership Lessons as a COVID Castaway
Chris Gabbett, Principal, Mary MacKillop Catholic College, Toowoomba, Queensland

Inside schools - Reflections on changed pedagogy
Amy Graham

Schooling Post COVID-19 – a perspective from England
Professor David Hopkins

Mobilising the late majority
Dr Deborah Kember BHMS (ed) Qld, GradDipEd(CompEd) QUT, MEd QUT, PhD QUT. FACEL

Perspectives of teachers in training
Bernadette Mercieca

The changing and innovative landscape of Early Childhood Education and Care during COVID-19
Dr Michele Peden

Leading in a remote teaching and learning environment
Coralee Pratt - M. Ed, B.Ed, Grad. Dip. Early Childhood Teaching. National Fellow ACEL

Beyond Coping: Leadership In Calm And Crisis
Dr Lyn Sharratt

Lasting lessons from tough times
Gregory B Whitby AM, KSG, Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Are we capitalising on COVID-19? A Reflection from ACT ACEL Branch Executive
ACT ACEL Branch Executive