Congratulations: Australian Council for Educational Leaders Award Winners
Congratulations to our Australian Council of Educational Leaders, Award Winners 2020
The School of Education is please to congratulate Mr Simon Murray (one of our valued Advisory Board members) in winning this year’s ACEL (Australian Council of Educational Leaders) Alby Jones Gold Medal for his distinguished career as an educational leader at local, national and international levels. This award is for “for educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to education, educational leadership and the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.”
Simon Murray OAM served as a Headmaster across three schools for 27 years, and an educator for over 40 years. Most recently he was the 14th Headmaster of St Peter’s College, Australia. In June 2018 he was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for services to education and professional associations. In June 2019 he was honoured for his pioneering work and internationally recognized leadership in the field of Positive Education by the Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania and the Eisenhower Fellowships. He is a founding member and Chairman of Australia’s Positive Education Schools Association. In February 2020 he was appointed Global Chair of IPEN. He is a member of the Board of the Centre for Positive Psychology, The University of Melbourne and holds the position of Chief Advisor to the Positive Education China Academy. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Education at the University of Adelaide.
The Alby Jones Gold Medal Award 2020: Simon Murray OAM
We are also pleased to congratulate Assocciate Professor Mathew White in winning the ACEL award for his contribution to educational leadership. We are very familiar with Mathew’s work of course but of distinction is Associate Professor Mathew White's research on wellbeing education and the implications for governance, leadership, management and policy which attract international recognition. He has had three reports at three World Government Summits, a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide, cite his research. Articles on measuring wellbeing, character strengths and two books Positive Education: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Wellbeing in Schools and Future Directions in Wellbeing have made a distinguished contribution to educational leadership.
The ACEL (SA) Distinguished Contribution to Research in Educational Leadership Award: Associate Professor Mathew White