Executive Director of Schools nationally recognised for outstanding educational leadership
In recognition of her outstanding work, Mrs Jenny Allen, Executive Director of Schools for Catholic Education in Diocese of Bathurst, was awarded an Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Fellowship Award for New South Wales 2019 at an awards dinner, held in Sydney on 23rd August.
ACEL NSW Fellowships are awarded to members of ACEL who have demonstrated outstanding educational leadership and made a significant impact and contribution over an extended period of time to educational leadership and educational outcomes within their workplace and beyond, at a local, regional, system, state and/or national level.
Fellowships are not awarded simply for the performance of a person's normal employment duties at a high standard - this is taken as a given. Rather they are for a significant, sustained contribution to educational leadership and educational outcomes above and beyond that person's current paid role and responsibilities.
Fr Paul Devitt, Vicar General of the Diocese of Bathurst said, “I would like to congratulate Jenny on this truly well-deserved recognition of her commitment to Catholic education within our Diocese. We are very fortunate to have her leadership and dedication to the students and staff in our care”.
At the awards dinner, recipients were formally recognised and excellence in education throughout NSW was celebrated. Several members of our Diocese attended the evening with Jenny along with her family and colleagues to celebrate her achievement.