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Congratulations Jason Borton!

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Winner of the 2014 AEU ACT Public Education Award

Jason's passion for equity and for students receiving a ‘fair go’ is admirable and unquestionable. He has been an active leader in promoting public education at school, state and national level. He uses social media effectively and his strong messages reach a wide national audience on a regular basis.

Jason thrives on growing the public education workforce. Through his role as co-president of ACT Principals Association, he has worked hard to shape the conversation with the Education and Training Directorate. He is an outstanding representative in these forums and he is very skilful in communicating issues that are being raised by principal membership, leaders and teachers in the system.

Jason has also been a member of a working party that has developed a plan to ensure that there is a structure for ongoing professional learning and development for leaders and aspiring leaders within the ACT public education system.

Jason represents the ACT and the views of Principals at the Australian Government Primary Principals Association. A key initiative during these sessions is the input Jason is having towards principal accreditation in Australia.

Jason has campaigned tirelessly for equitable funding for all students through the Gonski campaign. His school, Richardson Primary hosted a breakfast during the Australia wide campaigns.

Jason promotes the public education brand on a daily basis as Principal of Richardson Primary. He has done an outstanding job marketing the school and spreading the power of public education through the messages of strong teachers focused on learning and making a difference for all students.

Jason has also volunteered his time in his local electorate, talking to the community about issues in education, particularly around equitable funding for all students. He has also worked with his local member about the potential for a public high school in his suburb of Jerrabomberra.

Jason is a highly deserving recipient for this award. He is extremely well respected by all people in ACT education and must be acknowledged for his ongoing dedication to the improving student achievement in public schools throughout Australia.

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