2024 - 2026
QASEL Vice President
I have been with the Department of Education for over 25 years and for over a decade I have held a variety of leadership positions. I have been actively involved with the Queensland Association of Educational Leaders (QASEL) for over 10 years and currently hold the position of Interim President.
I held to role of Vice-President of QASEL for 18 months prior to taking on the interim President position. I have been an active member of the Management Committee for eight years prior to this. During this time, I have represented QASEL in a variety of ways for over a decade. I have also been an active member of the Management Committee and Conference Committee throughout this time.
I have held leadership positions in four of the eight regions across Queensland and I am currently based in North Queensland Region. My substantive position is the Principal of Townsville Community Learning Centre – A State Special School.
I always place students and school leaders at the core of strategic decision making and leadership. I have a passion for the capability development of middle leaders across the special education sector as well as distributive leadership and women and leadership.
In my previous role as QASEL Vice President I strived to promote the work of the association in North Queensland. Over a two-year period, I developed strong relationships with the Regional Director, Regional Counsellors, Director - North Queensland Regional Office, and local primary and high school principals and HOSES. If elected as the Vice-President I would continue to build on these relationships.
Leading, Linking and Learning in 2024 and 2025
If elected to the position of QASEL Vice- President during 2024 I will support the incoming President through a comprehensive transition plan and hand-over. I would continue to support them in their work and ensure that they new the key contexts and contacts within the department.
If elected to the Vice-President role I will continue to advocate for QASEL and all of its members.