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Finalists announced for the 2022 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

The VIT would like to congratulate the finalists in the 2022 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Through the 2022 Victorian Education Excellence Awards, thirty-nine finalists from government schools across Victoria have been recognised as inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff for outstanding dedication and achievement in government education.

Outstanding Primary Principal

This award recognises exceptional principals who have demonstrated leadership excellence in a Victorian government primary school. These principals have made a significant contribution to improving staff and student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing; raised the quality of teaching; and improved the overall performance of their school.

  • Kim Jackson, Kunyung Primary School
  • Kim Saddlier, Kangaroo Flat Primary School
  • Brendan Dawson, Glengarry Primary School

Colin Simpson Outstanding Secondary Principal

The Colin Simpson Outstanding Secondary Principal award recognises exceptional principals who have demonstrated leadership excellence in a Victorian government secondary school. These principals have made a significant contribution to improving staff and student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing; raised the quality of teaching; and improved the overall performance of their school.

This award is named in recognition of the late Colin Simpson who was a teacher and education leader in Victoria. He was the foundation principal of Richmond High School from 2017 to 2019 and principal of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) from 2004 to 2016. He was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award at the 2009 VEEA.

  • Pitsa Binnion, McKinnon Secondary College
  • Seona Murnane, Mount Rowan Secondary College
  • Brett Moore, Ashwood High School

Outstanding Primary Teacher

This award recognises effective and innovative teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government primary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Donatella Giuliano, Lalor Gardens Primary School
  • James Dobson, Tylden Primary School
  • Ruby Russell, The Basin Primary School

Outstanding Secondary Teacher

This award recognises effective and innovative teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government secondary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • David Black, Wantirna College
  • Kimberley Zammit, Warringa Park School
  • Andrew Byrne, Prahran High School

Outstanding Early Career Primary Teacher

This award recognises effective and innovative teachers in the first five years of their teaching career who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government primary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Amy Davis, Clyde Creek Primary School
  • Emily Roberts, Footscray Primary School
  • Kira Elliott, Wattle Glen Primary School

 

Outstanding Early Career Secondary Teacher

This award recognises effective and innovative teachers in the first five years of their teaching career who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government secondary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Taylah Quinn, Berwick College
  • Ben Wilson, Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Seamus Kavanagh, Richmond High School

Outstanding Physical Education and Activity Teacher

This award recognises an exceptional teacher in a Victorian government school who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in teaching physical education that has led to significant improvements in student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Alison Dowler, Western Port Secondary College
  • Daniel Gwynne, Mount Waverley Secondary College

Congratulations to all the finalists, VIT wishes them good luck in their respective categories. Find out more about the 2022 finalists and why they are being recognised.

Winners will be presented at an award ceremony on 21 October 2022.

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