Following the Lucky Blue Smith Medal at the End of Year Lunch, Travis was this week named Ally of November, with the following glowing accolades published on Yammer:
I attended a diversity & inclusion event within the first few weeks of starting my new role and during a time I was still nervous and unsure, Travis was there to welcome me. He has always been readily available and approachable and no questions felt like a silly question. Since then Travis has been a consistent ally to the DGSS community supporting a number of activations and events on campus. Attending pride events, inviting me to speak about DGSS inclusion with his VCE students, contributing to online resources, sharing DGSS opportunities widely with the school and advocating and speaking up during challenging times.
Travis, thank you for being a friendly face and for welcoming me and many other into the DGSS and Ally community. Thank you for being a very visible ally, supporting the work we do and fostering an inclusive environment for our students and staff.
No surprises here for all of those of us who know Travis! He is a wonderful Ally, providing a welcoming and safe school for our DGSS students and staff.