Janette Gee is President of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association and may be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janette is a passionate advocate of a strong, viable public education system with proactive leaders who support each other with professional knowledge and collegiality. She values the support she has enjoyed through the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association, reciprocating by serving on the committee (2010-13) and representing WASSEA through ASPA, AITSL, SCSA and ACARA. As president of WASSEA (since January 2014), she works with her colleagues to give WASSEA a voice in shaping our education system’s future both a locally and nationally and to support administrators and aspirants in this complex environment of change. Janette’s teaching background has been varied, with her initial specialities being English and Maths. In 2010 she was appointed principal of Yule Brook College – a school that operates with a Big Picture ethos – one student at a time in a community of learners. She also has a strong background teaching and leading in education support, inclusion, low SEI communities and Aboriginal education. Janette is committed to secondary schooling that recognises that every young person deserves a quality education and optimistic long term outcomes.
In 2013 Janette was awarded the Department of Education Woman of Achievement Award. In 2014 she was awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award and was named Fellow of Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Honorary).