ELAA announces Sharon Rogers appointed to VIT Council

ELAA announces Sharon Rogers appointed to VIT Council

by Freya Lucas

May 16, 2022

Sharon Rogers, a senior adviser from the Early Learning Association Australia’s (ELAA’s) member solutions team has been appointed to the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Council.

 

The VIT is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession. The VIT is governed by a 14-member Council that is informed by a number of committees. Advice from the VIT Council and committees informs the work undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer and VIT’s six branches.

 

“This is a great outcome for Sharon and for ELAA, our members and the teaching profession to have someone of Sharon’s experience and passion involved in the Council,” an ELAA spokesperson shared.

 

Ms Rogers joined ELAA in early 2021 and has extensive experience in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector across her more than 35 years in the profession. 

 

She began her career as an early childhood teacher in Melbourne before moving to London, and then transitioning into support roles in the sector including working as a curriculum mentor, senior early years advisor, kindergarten improvement advisor, researcher, presenter and team manager. 

 

Recent career highlights have included: 

 

  • leading intensive support for ECEC Services (governance and operations) at ELAA;
  • contributing to the delivery of the Vic DET’s School Readiness Funding (a key initiative of Victoria’s Early Years Reform Agenda); 
  • presenting at the 2021 Early Childhood Australia conference; and, 
  • joining the Australian delegation to the 2019 International study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

 

Ms Rogers is described as an ethical and authentic leader, who is values and solutions driven. Leading strong stakeholder engagement, strategic and visionary thinking, she strives to support quality and meaningful advocacy in the ECEC sector.

 

With recent Board experience as School Council President of a large government secondary college, Sharon has a strong commitment to supporting public education. She is delighted to be joining the VIT Council for the 2022–25 period, where her skills and expertise in governance will support the critical work of this independent statutory authority in Victoria.

 

ELAA extended its congratulations to Ms Rogers, saying “we are sure you will lend a strong voice to ensuring the early childhood teaching workforce is well represented”.

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