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Awarded for service to Education and Training
Born: 10 January 1949
Entered on roll: 2015
Dr Julie Rimes has made a significant contribution to education, training and the professional development of teachers and administrators through workplace seminars, conference presentation, professional papers, community partnerships and education sector engagement.
Julie is the Director of the Collegiate Institute for Professional Learning, Research and Innovation (formerly the Kilburn Institute), which provides services to a variety of educational providers, schools, universities and businesses across Australia and supports teachers’ professional learning. Julie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania as her work with the Collegiate Institute involves working with the University’s Master of Education programs to assist teachers in schools undertaking higher degree studies.
Julie’s specialised knowledge of curriculum and Vocational Education and Training enabled her to introduce school-based training for Teacher Assistants. Julie worked statewide and trained a significant number of Teacher Assistants, many of whom went on to gain teaching qualifications.
For over 30 years Julie has driven educational research and reform. The Australian College of Educators recognised Julie’s outstanding contribution to the College, as a member of the State Executive and National Board Executive, by making Julie a Fellow and presenting her with the Margaret Record Award. Julie has also served on the Executive of the Junior School Heads Association Australia, the Australian Primary Principals Association, Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian Scholarship Group.
Julie’s dedication to education and management has been recognised with a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Administration, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Honorary Life Membership of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia.
Julie volunteers as Chairman of Oak Tasmania, Chairman of the Calvary Consumer Advisory Council, Calvary Health Care Tasmania, a member of the Calvary Community Council and Chairman of the Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE) Tasmania, and she has a long standing association with the Hobart Eisteddfod.