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Former teacher scores top schools role

August 2, 2023 7:14 am in by
diane joseph suppliedA former Geelong and Wyndham school teacher will play a key role in shaping the state’s education system after being appointed to chair the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority board.

Diane Joseph, who taught maths at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College before serving as principal at Geelong’s James Harrison Secondary College and Geelong High School, commenced in her new role on Tuesday.

She takes over from board member Rob Fearnside, who has been acting chair since May.

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Education Minister Natalie Hutchins said Ms Joseph is one of Australia’s most accomplished education administrators.

“I’m pleased that (Diane) will bring her significant skills and insights to the VCAA,” Ms Hutchins said.

“Victoria is known as a world leader in school curriculum and assessment, a position that will only be secured and enhanced with Diane Joseph at the helm.”

Ms Joseph has previously worked as a senior executive in the former Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Her most recent role was as chair of a project board for Major Projects Canberra.

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The VCAA is a state government body that sets the curriculum and manages assessment programs for all schools in Victoria.

Image: Diane Jospeph (supplied)

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