Last night Karen Money was awarded with an ACEL Fellowship, an award which recognises educators who have made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the improvement of student and organisational outcomes, and whose work has influenced educational practice at a state or national level.
Her contribution representing Government school Principals at state and national levels with the AEU, ACE, AITSL, VASSP and many others were noted, and of course her tireless work here at MGC and previously at William Ruthven in particular were celebrated.
ACEL VIC Fellowship Awards
Karen's history as an educator and leader includes roles as Assistant Principal, Deputy Project Director responsible for facilitating the merger of four schools into a new entity and Principal.
In 2010 Karen was appointed the inaugural principal of William Ruthven Secondary College, formed after the contentious merger of two former colleges. The 4 years of Karen's tenure saw many improvements in learning and community support. Karen was appointed Principal of Melbourne Girls' College in 2015, under Karen's leadership the school continues to be a future thinking leader in education.
The work beyond Karen's schools has included lecturing at the University of Melbourne, and working with eminent researchers to develop school improvement strategies. Karen has represented Government School Principals at both State and National Levels, and provided input and advice to State Government working parties. Karen is a member of ACEL; Fellow of ACE and former committee member; AEU National Principal Committee member and delegate; VASSP Member and former Committee member. Karen was also an AITSL focus group member who worked on developing the Principal Standards and other National initiatives. Karen has presented on a range of educational topics including entrepreneurship, equity, sustainability, STEAM and NAPALAN at many forums and in the media including The Age, on ABC radio and television.
Karen sees that education in Victoria should be reflective of a worldwide recognition for equitable, skilled, adaptive thinking communities. This is at the heart of her work.