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2024 - 2026
Far North QLD Regional Councillors

Alicia Smith

I  am expressing my interest to continue work as QASEL Regional Councillor  for 2024 after completing my first year in 2023. I am the Deputy  Principal – Inclusion at Woree State High School. My role includes  Inclusion as a whole school model, Transitions from Primary to High  School to Post School, Implementing UDL Framework, NCCD Champion,  Collaborative/Distributive Leadership modelling, and Building capability  through a culture of learning in an inclusive school environment. I was  a workshop presenter at QASELCON 2022 and room chaired in 2023 as a  QASEL State Council Member.

I have shared this role with Michelle Eriksson and  Samantha Ilic and we have been able to provide support and professional  conversations across our region because we each cover different  geographic areas and represent different areas of education. Our journey  has just begun to get traction throughout the region with an increase  in engagement from other leaders and members of QASEL. We have been  conducting fortnightly check ins and term meetings, however we all would  like to continue as we are able to work collaboratively together on the  issues affecting FNQ. We have all been involved in reviewing position  papers and policy as part of our current role.

Supports can be difficult to access in FNQ and we  endeavour to provide collegial support to our peers and members by being  accessible and approachable. I would like to continue in this role  where I can have an impact on being the voice for FNQ at State Council  Meetings and as a mentor/critical friend for my peers across this  region, and to encourage broader membership.

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