26 September 2023

Women achievers line up for education Award

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The Department of Education has congratulated five female finalists who have made outstanding contributions to education and who have been named in its Women of Achievement Award.

The Award celebrates quality leadership and excellence in education and coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Each finalist has had a significant impact on public education in Western Australia throughout their career.

The Department has identified the finalists as:

Philippa Beamish Burton

Executive Director, Finance and Commercial Services at the Department (pictured)

“Pippa is dedicated to achieving better funding outcomes for students across public education in her role. She upholds the highest standards of ethics and integrity and is well respected for her leadership.”

Lee Musumeci

Principal, Challis Community Primary School

“Lee is fiercely determined to provide opportunities for students to thrive. She has developed partnerships resulting in innovative programs that are making a difference and enriching the lives of students, their families and the broader community.”

Julie Campbell

Principal, Champion Bay Senior High School

“Julie was nominated for being an inspiring leader who has built strong and positive relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community. “She has led Champion Bay Senior High School through successful change during her time there, including the transition from a lower high school to a full senior high school.”

Ann Lord

School Psychologist Consultant, State-wide Services

“Ann is committed to ensuring there are quality psychologists in schools to support students. She works closely with other teams in the Department to achieve this and has successfully built positive relationships along the way. “Ann’s leadership and exceptional personal commitment have been integral to this success.”

Deborah Taylor

Principal, Cloverdale Education Support Centre

“Debi was nominated for being a transformational, inspiring and ethical leader. She is known for finding successful solutions and is highly skilled at bringing people together to achieve great outcomes. “As well as being the Principal at Cloverdale Education Support Centre, she is the President of the Western Australian Education Support Principals and Administrators Association.”

The winner will be announced at an International Women’s Day breakfast on 8 March.

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