12 MayELAA Senior Adviser appointed to VIT Council
ELAA is thrilled to learn that Sharon Rogers, a Senior Adviser in our Member Solutions team, has been appointed to the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Council.
The VIT is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession. The VIT is governed by a 14-member Council that is informed by a number of committees. Advice from the VIT Council and committees informs the work undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer and VIT’s six branches.
This is a great outcome for Sharon and for ELAA, our members and the teaching profession to have someone of Sharon’s experience and passion involved in the Council.
Sharon, who joined ELAA in early 2021, has extensive experience in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector across varied roles and organisations, spanning 35+ years. She began her professional life as an early childhood teacher, working in Melbourne then London, before transitioning into other sector roles including curriculum mentor, senior early years advisor, kindergarten improvement advisor, researcher, presenter and team manager. Recent career highlights have included: leading intensive support for ECEC Services (governance and operations) at ELAA; contributing to the delivery of the Vic DET’s School Readiness Funding (a key initiative of Victoria’s Early Years Reform Agenda); presenting at the 2021 Early Childhood Australia conference; and joining the Australian delegation to the 2019 International study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy. An ethical and authentic leader, Sharon is values and solutions driven. Leading strong stakeholder engagement, strategic and visionary thinking, she strives to support quality and meaningful advocacy in our sector.
With recent Board experience as School Council President of a large government secondary college, Sharon has a strong commitment to supporting public education. She is delighted to be joining the VIT Council for the 2022 – 2025 period, where her skills and expertise in governance will support the critical work of this independent statutory authority in Victoria.
Congratulations Sharon, we are sure you will lend a strong voice to ensuring the early childhood teaching workforce is well represented.