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    2012 Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership

    David Hamlett, David Henderson, Graham Blackley, Jo Sherrin, Lee Musumeci

    2012 Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership


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    2011 David Henderson - Australian Secondary Teacher of the Year

    David Henderson

    David Henderson is an exemplary and highly experienced teacher of science and career and enterprise who has had a profoundly positive influence on the learning opportunities for individual students and on the school culture as a whole.

    David consistently uses his ability to interact with a diverse range of students, deep knowledge, ongoing research and worldwide networks to create new and challenging learning opportunities -- within and beyond the classroom -- to motivate, challenge and inspire students to achieve excellence and fulfil their potential. He continually challenges himself and reflects on his practice to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

    David is an inspirational and positive colleague, mentor and leader within the teaching profession, who has made a sustained contribution through research and curriculum development partnerships to the school and broader education community.


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    2011 David Hamlett - Australian Secondary Principal of the Year

    David Hamlett

    David Hamlett is an inspirational and visionary school leader focused on preparing all students to be active global citizens and well-equipped for the future.

    David has led and fostered the development of a shared vision for Taroona High School as a leading centre for innovation, creativity and excellence in teaching and learning. He has transformed the school into a world leader in the use of ICT in student learning, embarked on globalised learning and successfully established increasingly personalised approaches to teaching, assessment and timetabling that put the student firmly at the centre of the school's business.

    An authoritative and highly regarded leader, David makes a high impact contribution to the profession by sharing his expertise and inspiring change at the school, local, state, national and global level.


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    2011 Graham Blackley - Australian Government Minister's Award

    Graham Blackley

    A catalyst for change, Graham Blackley is the Principal of the Junior Campus of Bairnsdale Secondary College, one of the largest providers education for Indigenous youth in Victoria.

    Graham provided leadership in the development of an overall 'Koorie Education Plan' to address the challenge of lifting the educational outcomes of Indigenous students to a level comparable to other College students. The Plan requires all staff to take responsibility for Indigenous student outcomes and has been developed with the assistance of the Stronger Smarter Institute, Dare to Lead and the local community.

    As a result of Graham's leadership, Indigenous students in the school have a more positive sense of their identity, few students are disengaged from the school, there are numerous future leaders and the school has its first Indigenous School Captain.

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    2011 Lee Musumeci - Australian Primary Principal of the Year

    Lee Musumeci

    Lee Musumeci is an outstanding principal and visionary early childhood leader who has led exceptional improvements in student learning outcomes, attendance and well-being at Challis Early Childhood Education Centre.

    Lee has introduced a number of initiatives characterised by effective use of data and research, particularly in Indigenous education, successful collaboration with staff and community partners, exemplary management skills and an underpinning commitment to providing equal opportunities for all students, to achieve this success. One example is the introduction of an Indigenous class for Kindergarten to Year 1 students, where siblings and cousins come together. This strategy has increased attendance from 69 percent to 93 percent in a three year period.

    Highly motivated and dedicated, Lee works with tireless dedication to develop relationships with parents, the local community, business community, research institutions and politicians to enhance the learning for her students.


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    Recognising Excellence - 2011 Awards

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    Recognising Excellence - 2011 Awards


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    2011 Jo Sherrin - Australian Primary Teacher of the Year

    Jo Sherrin

    Jo Sherrin is a highly accomplished and innovative teacher-librarian who consistently creates learning opportunities to meet the diverse learning needs of the Bradshaw Primary School community, of which 50 percent are Indigenous students.

    Jo's outstanding teaching, particularly in foundational literacy skills, is based on sound educational research, a thorough knowledge of her students and the use of cultural and geographical experiences which connect students with their heritage and history and nurture a love of literature and learning. Jo is a founding coordinator of the highly regarded Children's Literature in the Centre (CLIC) Festival.

    Jo's inspirational contribution to the profession extends well beyond the local community. She is an active leader in the Australian School Library Association in the Northern Territory and is contributing to a trial of the new Australian English Curriculum.


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    Professional Learning Sabbaticals

    Margery Evans

    The Professional Learning Sabbaticals are a unique opportunity for all education professionals to be a part of a rich national and international professional learning conversation.


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    Lee Musumeci Sabbatical video

    Lee Musumeci

    2011 Australian Primary Principal of the Year, Lee Musumeci, talks about his plans for the Professional Learning sabbatical he will undertake in 2012.


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    David Henderson Sabbatical video

    David Henderson

    2011 Australian Secondary Teacher of the Year, David Henderson, talks about his plans for the professional learning sabbatical he will undertake in 2012.

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    David Hamlett Sabbatical video

    David Hamlett

    2011 Australian Secondary Principal of the Year, David Hamlett, talks about his plans for the professional learning sabbatical he will undertake in 2012.


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    Graham Blackley Sabbatical video

    Graham Blackley

    Graham Blackley, recipient of the 2011 Australian Government Minister's Award for Teaching or Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, talks about his plans for the professional learning sabbatical he will undertake in 2012.


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