WIN: School governing council chair Sam Ward congratulates acting principal Olivia English on winning the ACEL SA Pip Field Emerging Educational Leadership Medal.
Padthaway Primary School acting principal Olivia English has won theAustralian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) SA Pip Field Emerging Educational Leadership Medal.
Olivia was presented with the awardat the 2016 ACEL SA Awards Night at the National Wine Centreon May 20.
On the night, nine outstanding educational leaderswere recognised for their exceptional service to education.
Itwas the inaugural year for thePip Field Emerging Educational Leadership Medal, which is presentedto candidates from public, Catholic and private education, who have demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in their role andare in their first fiveyears of leadership.
Olivia,who is acting as Padthaway Primary principal until the end of the year,said she was honoured to receive the award.
“It was very exciting and nice to be recognised, especially in this early stage of my career,” she said.
“I’ve taken on the principal role this term and I am acting until the end of the year as Harry Long has gone on leave.
“It’s been a great challenge but I absolutely love it.It is something that I will definitely look forward to taking on in the future.”
Chairman of the Padthaway Primary School Governing Council Sam Ward said Olivia was very deserving recipient.“It was very fitting for the leader that Olivia is –we are very proud of her,” he said.“We are very blessed to have her leading our school.”
Olivia shared the emerging leader award withRebecca Huddy fromWestport Primary School in Adelaide.
TheACEL Awards Nighthonours educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to education, educational leadership and the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.
Awardsinclude the Alby Jones ACEL SA Fellowship Award, the ACEL SA Distinguished Contribution to Research in Educational Leadership Award,the ACEL SA Educational Leadership Award, the ACEL SA Pip Field Emerging Leader Awardand the ACEL SA Media Award.The firstawards night wasin 2006.
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