17/11/2017Principal Ms Henry and I were delighted to attend the ACEL Awards Celebration this week. ACEL is the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, a national organisation dedicated to the support and development of leaders in educational settings. Each year, ACEL recognises and awards teachers and educational leaders from across the country. They identify educators who have shown vision and insight into the world of education and who are ultimately adding great value to their schools. This year they recognised the work of our own Mrs Liana Cartledge with an ACEL Victorian Fellowship Award. We are very proud of Mrs Cartledge’s achievement; to be recognised by her peers at a state level is a great testament to her 36 years of teaching in Gippsland. Mrs Cartledge is an innovator who is well informed about the latest research and best practice within schools. She has developed a strong network of educational leaders within the VESS, SEISA and ASA group of schools and she is credited with our current relationship with the University of Melbourne. In recent years, Mrs Cartledge has been the driving force behind the development of a ‘thinking culture’ at Gippsland Grammar. She has modified and implemented the SOLO taxonomy and brought her experience from Harvard University to the development of thinking routines at our School. I would like to congratulate Mrs Cartledge on this prestigious and much deserved award. Well done.