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Australia Day Honours 2020

Congratulations to our teachers and educational leaders who were awarded with Australia Day Honours. You are an inspiration for your students.

Congratulations to our teachers and educational leaders who were awarded with Australia Day Honours. You are an inspiration for your students.

It is wonderful to see registered teachers being recognised by one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, and it shows how much the community recognises the importance of and respects those working in the education sector.

Member of Australia Medal (AM) in the General Division

  • Ms Julie Marie Mason for significant service to the community, and to education.

    Rotary District 9800
    District Board Member and Immediate Past District Governor, 2016-2017
    District Governor, 2015-2016
    Chair, Vocational Training Team (VTT), current
    District Chair, Learning and Leadership Development, current
    District Chair, Paul Harris Society, current
    Chair, District Rotary Leadership Institute, current
    Director Chair International Service, 2012-2014
    District Director Assistant Governors, 2011-2012
    Assistant Governor, 2010-2012
    Organiser, Rotary in Action Brunch, Chirnside Cluster
    Volunteer, World of Difference Project
    Committee Member, Earlyact Club, since 2012

    Rotary Club of Wyndham
    Foundation Chair, 2011-2012 and 2017-2018
    Bulletin Editor, 2012-2013
    President, 2000-2001
    Club Secretary, 2 years
    Program Facilitator, 2 years
    Sergeant, 2 years
    Member, since 1995

    Victorian Department of Education
    Principal, Baden Powell College, current
    Past Teacher, Glen Orden Primary School

    Awards and recognition:
    Recipient, Wyndham Citizen of the Year, 2006
    Paul Harris Fellow, 2003 and 2016
    Victorian Principal of the Year, 2005

Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division

  • Mrs Elizabeth Wilson for service to the community of Lang Lang.

    Primary Teacher, various primary schools, over 50 years
    School Council Staff Representative, 26 years
  • Ms Jullie Ryan for service to secondary education.

    Regional Director, Melbourne, Marist Schools Australia, since 2018
    Principal, Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg, 2005-2017
    Principal, St Columba's College, Essendon, 2000-2004

    Principals Association of Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools
    President, 2012-2014
    Life Member, since 2017
    Secretary, 2007-2011
    Vice-President, 2005-2006
    Executive Member, 2004-2014
    Chair, Professional Development Committee Member, 2004-2007
    Member, Professional Development Committee Member, 2004-2009
    Member, Lay Principals Under Contract Committee, 2005-2008
    Member, Catholic Education Office Melbourne Leadership Committee, 2007-2008

    Australasian Mercy Secondary School Association
    President, 2014-2017
    Chair, Conference Committee, 2017
  • Ms Jillian Lange-Mohr for service to education.

    St John's Lutheran School, Geelong and Geelong Lutheran College
    * Head of College, since 2018

    St Peters Lutheran College Springfield
    * Founding Principal, 2008-2018
    * Deputy Chair, College Council, 1997-2001
  • Ms Linda George for service to music education.

    Music Education
    Head of Music, Pascoe Girls High School, 2006-2012 
    Music Teacher, Preston Girls Secondary College, 1991-2005
    Instrumental Teacher, Sydney Road Community School, 1995-2010
    Voice Coach, (Sessional Teacher), Victorian College of the Arts, 1990-2005

Public Service Medal (PSM)

  • Ms Shelagh Elizabeth Donegan-Bragg for outstanding public service to education, and to people with a disability, in Victoria.

    Ms Donegan-Bragg has shown significant leadership over the past 15 years as Principal of the Sale and District Specialist School in Victoria. Her vision, and now legacy of creating a purpose-built educational facility for students with a disability has created an environment for all students to achieve better outcomes and has strengthened the sense of pride and inclusion within the community. Ms Donegan-Bragg's outstanding public service to education, and to the community of Victoria, has been exemplary.