SHANE Rattenbury has thanked Diane Joseph for her contribution to education in the ACT and wished her all the best in her retirement.
“Ms Joseph today announced her retirement after six and a half years working in the ACT Education Directorate,” Shane said.
“Ms Joseph has had a notable carer in the Education sector, starting out as a classroom teacher in Victoria thirty-five years ago.
“She joined the ACT Education Directorate six and a half years ago and the combination of her classroom experience, her leadership experience and management skills led her to be appointed as the Director-General in 2012.
“Ms Joseph has dedicated her career to educating students and has made a substantial contribution to the future of our city.
“I have been impressed by the passion she has shown in challenging our educators to do the best they can to provide the highest quality education to every student at every school.
“Her grasp of the key issues facing education has also been invaluable in supporting me over the past few months since taking on the Education portfolio.
“I wish Ms Joseph all the best in her retirement and future endeavours,” said Mr Rattenbury.