"If you had a magic wand ..."

For the past four years, ACEL has awarded “New Voice” Scholarships to educators recognised as forward-thinking, relevant and responsive leaders by peers and the wider education community. In 2018, 20 such educators were recognised in the fields of educational leadership, research, Indigenous leadership, and early childhood and care.

We are proud to share the perspectives of our impassioned New Voice Scholars who strive to contribute to innovation and excellence in their teaching and leading practice. Here, they express what they would do if they were entrusted with a magic wand as a tool for educational change and transformation.

Our 2018 New Voice Scholars have responded with their personal education manifestos for action that reflect their imagination, insight, hopes and commitment. We share these with you, and encourage you all to imagine an education environment where anything is possible.

Aasha Murthy

The New Voice in Educational Leadership

Chris Bradbury
Director of Teaching and Learning,
The King’s School

Alice Dunlop
Lead Learning Consultant,
Catholic Education Office South Australia

Bek Duyckers
Head of Imaginarium,
Perth College Anglican School for Girls

Louise Corrigan
Wulagi Primary School

Michelle Guerrero
Head of Health and Physical Education,
Radford College

Natalie Oddy
Associate Principal,
Jolimont Primary School

Cameron Paterson
Director of Learning and Teaching,
Shore School

Dr Christopher Rayner
Lecturer in Inclusive Education; Master of Teaching Program Director, School of Education, University of Tasmania

Ruth Smith
Head of Program,
Calamvale Community College

Rebecca Wells
Leading Teacher (Instructional Coach),
Canterbury Primary School

The New Voice In Educational Leadership Research

Christine Haynes
Digital Learning Leader,
Immanuel Primary School

Belinda Holmes
Deputy Head of Junior School Pastoral,
St Andrews Lutheran College

Katrina McDonald
Teaching Associate; Research Assistant,
Monash University

Caitlin Munday
Research Fellow: Professional Learning,
The Scots College

The New Indigenous Voice in Educational Leadership

Devlyn Coleman
Swan Christian College

Mark Heiss
Director of Innovation and Learning,
Marist College North Shore

Madeleine Pugin
Secondary School Teacher,
Varsity College

The New Voice in Early Education and Care

Jacqui Cannon
Centre Director and Lead Educator,
Murdoch University Child Care Centre and Kindergarten

Karthika Viknarasah
Choice Childcare Holdings