VALE – Tim Emery
We wish to make a special mention of Tim Emery who passed away late last year with his family by his side. Tim helped to shape the Fogarty EDvance program into what it is today by:
- working tirelessly with Catholic primary schools in Cohorts 3, 4 and 5
- interviewing, collating and drafting case studies for the FED Case Studies booklet; and
- supporting the EDvance team in numerous capacities, including drafting exemplar strategic direction plans, reviewing key documentation and always providing excellent, thoughtful and detailed feedback on many elements of the program.
Tim worked in Catholic, Government, Independent primary and secondary schools over the course of his career. He served as principal in four Catholic school communities over 27 years from 1988 until mid-2015.
In 2011, Tim was the recipient of the John Laing Award for supporting the professional development of peer principals. In 2012, he received a Service Award from the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) and in 2013 was awarded Life Membership to APPA.
Tim’s experience included: membership of the National Executive Council of the Australian Primary Principals Association, the Executive Committee of the WA Catholic Primary Principals Association, serving as President for several years, and as a member of the WA Catholic Education Commission.
Tim’s expertise, compassion and strong moral purpose made him such an outstanding mentor in the program. We wish to acknowledge Tim for everything he did for the schools, the FED program and the broader education system in Western Australia. He will be greatly missed.