Highly Accomplished/ Lead Teacher (HALT) Accreditation: Q&A Panel

Tuesday 27th July 2021

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Highly Accomplished/Lead Teacher (HALT) Accreditation Q&A Panel

Presented by ACE North Harbour/Ku-ring-gai Branch

Thinking about pursuing higher levels of accreditation (Highly Accomplished/ Lead Teachers(HALT) in NSW? This is the professional development you need to attend!

Join us to hear from four respected Highly Accomplished/ Lead Teachers (HALT) who will share their insights into the accreditation process. The session will include Q&A with the members of HALT panel facilitated by ACE National Vice-President and Deputy Chair, Lila Mularczyk OAM, FACE. This is will be an illuminating workshop for attendees that will provide real world experience with the HALT process.

Our HALT accredited panellists, include:  

  • Anne Gripton (Director of Teaching and Learning, Loreto Kirribilli).
  • Dr Greg Cunningham (Director of Accreditation, Barker College)
  • Melinda Haskett (Leader, Office of the Deputy Secretary, School Performance (North & South)
  • Emma Mansfield (Leader, School Excellence in the NSW Department of Education)

Anne Gripton

Anne is Director of Teaching and Learning at Loreto Kirribilli. She was accredited at Highly Accomplished and Professional Excellence in 2012. She has been part of the AITSL HALT Steering Committee from its inception and is currently part of the NSW PTC/NESA HALT Steering Committee initiative. Anne is passionate about teacher and student voice in policy making, and the impact that Highly Accomplished teachers can have in their schools. She is also Vice President of History Teachers’ Association of NSW and a curriculum advisor for Historic Houses Trust.

Dr Greg Cunningham

Dr Greg Cunningham has been the Head of Gifted and Talented Education, Director of Teaching and Learning and now the Director of Accreditation at Barker College. A teacher of English, Greg has been involved at the State level in teacher accreditation consultation and assessment with the NSW Institute of Teachers, NESA and the Association of Independent Schools (NSW). He is accredited as a Lead Teacher. He is also a member of the AITSL HALT network.

Emma Mansfield

Emma Mansfield is Deputy Principal at Macarthur Girls High School, however is currently working as Leader, School Excellence in the NSW Department of Education. Throughout her career, Emma has worked in a range of different teaching and leadership roles both within schools and across the national and state education systems.  Since gaining Lead accreditation in 2017, Emma has been a passionate advocate for the certification process. She has extensive experience in supporting teachers to undertake the process of accreditation and in promoting how school leaders can use this process to improve teacher quality and enhance school improvement. She has been heavily involved in a range of system wide initiatives as well as formal and informal mentoring programs at a school, network and system level. Emma regularly contributes to the wider dialogue surrounding accreditation at numerous events including the International Forum for Teacher Regulatory Authorities.

Melinda Haskett

Melinda Haskett is a national certified Highly Accomplished teacher and has taught in South West Sydney high schools for almost 15 years. For the past 5 years she has been working at the system level for the NSW Department of Education and currently provides strategic advice and executive support on a range of reforms and initiatives to the Deputy Secretaries, Secretary and Minister. Melinda is a strong advocate for national certification, is a founding member of the AITSL HALT Steering Committee and in 2018 led the first ever HALT Forum for certified Department teachers in NSW. She is a member of the NESA, Moderation and Consistency Committee and contributes to a range of reports, panels and professional learning events around the role of certification in building the status of the teaching profession.

Lila Mularczyk OAM, FACE (Facilitator)

Lila Mularczyk, has been recognized for her commitment to the education profession (38 years to date) being honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2017.  Lila holds several (mostly voluntary) positions with the NSW Department of Education, Chair of ACE NSW, lecturing at university, and supervising professional experience (UTS). She also leads Professional Learning for UNSW Gonski Institute for Education. She is a much sort after mentor, coach and presenter. Lila also chairs and is an active member of a number of education advisory boards at the State and National level. Throughout her career Lila has held the position of Director of NSW Secondary Education with the New South Wales Department of Education, was a highly acclaimed School Principal for 15 years, and the President of NSW Secondary Principal’s Council.

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