Vale Andrew Ius

 

It is with great sadness that the Victorian Institute of Teaching advises of the death of Andrew Ius following a period of illness.

Andrew was the first Chief Executive Officer of VIT and was instrumental in its formation, as co-chair of the Ministerial committee advising on its establishment.

In VIT’s early years, Andrew oversaw the development of teaching standards and the Codes of Conduct and Ethics, which are still used by every Victorian teacher to this day. The impact of this work has been significant for the teaching profession and Victorian school communities.

Andrew also played a key role in the formation of the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA) and the International Forum of Teacher Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA.)

But more importantly, Andrew was a kind, generous and thoughtful man who was well respected by all in the education community. He was a proud son, husband, brother, father and, most recently, grandfather.

The Ius family links with VIT continue to this day, with Andrew’s daughter, Pia, part of our team.

The thoughts of our VIT community, Council members, and both current and past staff are with Helen and her family on the loss of Andrew.