The WISE Awards

Ms Jenny Lewis

Position: Executive Director, International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Country: Australia
Jenny has served schools and their students for twenty five years, and as principal led staff and community at Noumea Primary School to create an innovative approach to professional learning, school and pedagogical reform. As a result the school received national and state awards for assessment, literacy, numeracy, knowledge management, school leadership and the integration of mathematics and technology. 

Jenny is a past president and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), and has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ACEL. She has been awarded the national Nganakarrawa Award for outstanding leadership and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. She is the 2006 recipient of the Wyndham Medal awarded by the Australian College of Educators (ACE), is a 2009 Fellow of ACE, and is the 2007 recipient of the NSW Professional Teaching Council Exceptional Service Award. She has recently been awarded Associate Fellowships of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Society of Association Executives. She has been identified as one of the top one hundred most creative and innovative people in Australia by the Bulletin Magazine and is co-chair of the International Microsoft Partners in Learning Advisory Board. She is Executive Officer of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and an Executive Board Member of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management. 

She holds postgraduate qualifications in Educational Leadership, publishes regularly in education journals and is asked to present at national and international conferences on the areas of evidence based leadership and building professional learning communities.