With the upcoming retirements of both Cheryl and Heather we will be undertaking a renewal of our literacy staffing in HE.
The first step in this process has been to make a fixed term appointment and I am pleased to announce that Catherine Reid joined the school on February 28. A warm welcome Catherine! Catherine, who is currently working towards the submission of her thesis, comes to us from the University of Melbourne where she has coordinated and taught across various subjects within the Masters and Graduate Diploma programs. Catherine was also the Professional Practice and Partnerships Coordinator in the MTP program and brings with her much valued experience in external stakeholder / relationship development and management. Previous to her roles with UoM, Catherine was involved with curriculum design in VE at Victoria University. Please join me in making Catherine feel welcome.
The second, longer term step is to recruit a new Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in this area. The position has just been advertised, with a closing date of March 18. Please pass the details on to good colleagues who may be interested. It’s a great time to join the school and help shape the future of literacy education in our ITE programs.