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TAS Committee

Dr Jill Abell, MACE
President

Jill Abell has a background in teacher librarianship, systems and software project management. She has worked in government schools, colleges and curriculum and ICT consultancies at resource manager and assistant principalship levels prior to the current appointment at a K-12 Anglican independent boys' school. She is a member of the peak national educational, IT, records and library associations and takes an equally active role in the professional learning communities of IT educators in her current position of Director of Information Services & ICT at The Hutchins School.

Mr David Kronenberg, MACE

David Kronenberg’s career has been diverse, particularly since his move to Hobart in 2003. He is currently the Academic Director – Undergraduate Programs, in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, UTAS, and formerly Co-Head of the School of Accounting and Corporate Governance at UTAS.

Prior to his shift into the academic world, David has held some wonderfully rewarding positions including State Coordinator for the AGQTP (a cross-sectoral position) and Senior Education Officer with the Catholic Education Office. Prior to Tasmania, he worked for over 30 years in Victorian schools – in both the state and independent systems – as well as overseas (Zimbabwe prior to the Mugabe era).

Dr Julie Rimes, FACE

Julie Rime’s career as an educator includes classroom work in all three sectors in Tasmania (Independent, Catholic and State Departments) as well as schools in the ACT, London, Bristol and the South Pacific. For 15 years Julie was a primary independent school principal. Her experience includes all levels of schooling, Vocational Education and Training, creating learning designs and course material for VET, and most recently the supervision of post-graduate teacher learning. Designing, implementing and conducting professional learning has been a continuing component of her work. She has many community interests and holds Board membership of many community organisations in health, the arts, and disability sectors. Julie's current position is the Director of the Collegiate Institute, a Centre for Professional Learning, Research and Innovation in Hobart and she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, University of Tasmania.

Dr Emma Burgess, MACE

In 2015 Emma Burgess will begin her new role as Head of Senior School at St Michael’s Collegiate School, Hobart Tasmania. Dr Burgess is currently Deputy Principal at Guilford Young College, Hobart, Tasmania. Prior to this appointment in January 2012, Dr Burgess was working in academia, completing her PhD at the University of Tasmania.

As a strong and visionary educational leader and scholar Emma is focused on delivering outstanding learning outcomes for students. Her doctoral research reflected this, focusing on the challenge faced by Australian secondary school leaders in developing exceptional education and quality teaching for students. Emma has over 20 years’ experience in utilising research to lead and effect change, improvement and innovation within complex school environments.

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