Sue joined SVA in 2013 and is responsible for designing and leading the SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection. The Connection provides innovative support to leaders to develop projects and actions that respond to the issues of education disadvantage in Australia’s most challenged communities. In 2015, Sue was acknowledged with an award from the Australian Council Educational Leaders.
Sue is a passionate educator who has over 30 years of experience. She has been acknowledged as an Outstanding Education Leader by the state of Victoria in 2003 and was awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship in Education in the same year while working in disadvantaged schools across the government education system. Sue also served as a volunteer teacher of English in a refugee camp for the United Nations.
Sue’s international experience extends to five years spent as Executive Director of Citizen Schools New Mexico USA, establishing a model of expanded learning opportunities for underserved public schools as part of a national US education reform initiative. Upon returning to Australia, Sue led the Innovation Program at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.
Sue also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.
You can follow Sue on Twitter @CridgeSuzanne