Message from the ACE Tasmania President,

Dr Jill Abell

The Tasmanian Branch is proud of our long history and contributions to the College’s national agenda.

Our local membership in our small state continues to span government, Catholic and independent sectors, primary through to post-compulsory education levels and administrations, TAFEs, universities,

central policy directorates and retired colleagues. Our group of dedicated Committee volunteers aim to promote the College’s goals through various initiatives and activities in our local area. The Tasmanian Committee works hard to collaborate regionally in Tasmania through video and desktop conferencing between our four regional centres: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport, as well as meeting in varied locations.

If local members are interested to host a meeting later in the academic year, please email directly to


ACE Tasmania Committee

Dr Jill Abell
President, ACE Tasmania

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.

 Dr Julie Rimes
General Committee Member and Chair of ACE Professional Educator Working Group

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 Duncan Bradley
General Committee Member and Organiser, Richard Selby-Smith Oration