16 May 2017
Appointment of Acting CEO
Steiner Education Australia announces the appointment of Virginia Moller in her role as Acting CEO as from Monday 29th May. Ms Virginia Moller has been appointed until the end of 2017 following the resignation after more than six years from the current CEO, Tracey Sayn Wittgenstein Piraccini.
Tracey has led the growth of the organisation since January 2011, created many valued partnerships and networked widely. She leaves the organisation on a sound and positive footing, ensuring that SEA will continue to provide excellent support to members and uphold the integrity of Steiner education at state and national level. We wish her all the best with her future aspirations.
Virginia has over 38 years’ experience in education, including 25 years in Steiner education. She began teaching at Kamaroi Steiner school in 1993 and, after filling various teaching and leadership positions, was Principal from 2007 to 2016. She has been actively involved in the RSSA/SEA as a delegate since 1998 and as member of the RSSA Executive from 2006 to 2008. She was SEA Project Manager from 2009 to 2012, leading the writing of the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. This was an exciting time in the history of Steiner Education in Australia and she was proud to have been part of successfully bringing Stage 1 of this project to fruition.
Virginia is currently a doctoral candidate at Sydney University. Her research topic is ‘Leading Practices of Steiner School Principals and Teachers: a Reflective Practice Perspective’. This research brings out the interweaving nature of enabling and constraining factors which shape leading practices within Steiner schools as leaders navigate through volatile national and state policy contexts.
The SEA board will soon be starting a recruitment process for the new permanent CEO and are looking forward to welcoming Virginia in late May to her interim role.
SEA ChairpersonMay 2017