After four years communicating with you about all things SoEdish via the blog, this marks my final entry.
As of today I step back in order to let Tania Broadley move fully into the role of Interim Dean to lead the School over this important period. It is a wonderful opportunity to have the DVC so closely connected to the school and I know Tania brings much experience and a deep commitment to education.
It has been a privilege to have led the SoEd over the past four years and I reflect with pride on all we have achieved together: bringing on board new staff, forming our three disciplines, facilitating learning, graduating students ready for life, work and further study, supporting our PhD students, securing grants and tenders, leading the 1300 Club for the university, generating research with impact, establishing new research labs and forging new research partnerships, celebrating weddings and the birth of beautiful children and grandchildren, supporting our colleagues through illness and loss, designing and settling into new spaces, revisioning our programs, successfully placing thousands of students in schools and early learning centres, managing budgets under tough conditions, facing challenges small and large and maintaining our steady progress this year.
I can think of no finer place than the SoEd to end my career at RMIT and I thank you most sincerely for the privilege you have extended to me.
I wish you all and the SoEd every success in the future.