Congratulations Andrew & Lea

QASEL members congratulated Andrew Hawke and Lea Formigoni on their Retirements this year.

Andrew was the principal of Clifford Park Special School in Toowoomba for over 20 years.  He has been a member of QASEL (and previously ASEAQ) since its inception.  He has held various positions within QASEL including Vice President, Treasurer, Management Committee member and State Councillor and was Awarded with Life Membership at the end of 2015.He has also been a Teaching and Learning Auditor, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Lead Principal – Special Schools, and Co-President of SECC (Special Education Curriculum Consortium).   Andrew has been a wonderful and valued colleague to many QASEL members over many years.

Lea was the principal of Toowoomba West Special School for many years.  Lea was an original member of ASEAQ when the Teachers-in-Charge association and the Special School Principals’ association amalgamated to create ASEAQ, now QASEL.  She has been a valuable member of QASEL as Management Committee member and State Councillor.  Lea started her  career as a special education teacher (physical impairment) and became a Teacher-in-Charge of a Special Education Unit and then principal of a special school.

We wish Andrew and Lea a wonderful retirement and future.