Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Ms Jacinda Euler Welsh, has been awarded the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACELQ) Miller-Grassie Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership in 2023.
This prestigious award acknowledges and perpetuates the memory of the life and work of educational researchers and administrators, Dr Laurie Miller and Associate Professor McCrae Grassie. It recognises outstanding educational leaders whose achievements and influence on policy and practice reflect the spirit of the pioneering educational leaders. The award also acknowledges the contribution of significant ideas and practice to educational leadership in Queensland.
The award recognises Ms Euler’s intelligent and empathic approach to educational leadership. As Principal of Girls Grammar for over 10 years, she has guided the School’s culture to be genuinely student-centred and deeply respectful of the fundamental expertise and inspiration of its teachers–to provide learning that is founded on the greatest traditions and finest aspirations in education.
Additionally, this award acknowledges Jacinda Euler Welsh’s other extensive contributions to Girls Grammar.
During her tenure, Ms Euler has overseen significant advancements including the introduction of Year 7 and major projects such as the development of the School’s dedicated sport and recreation facility (2013) and the opening of the Dorothy Hill Observatory (2017), Elizabeth Jameson Research Learning Centre (2015) and Science Learning Centre (2020). Under her stewardship, Girls Grammar has been a consistently top-performing Queensland school in NAPLAN testing and senior assessment (OP and ATAR).
Jacinda contributes regularly to local and national media debate on issues relating to education and leadership, and leads conversations in the School community and beyond through the School’s podcast series, Illumine.
Last week, Ms Euler was featured as a guest on the EdLeaders podcast, discussing her path into education, her approaches to leadership, and her vision for schools and teaching.
The 2023 ACEL Miller-Grassie Award recognises Jacinda Euler Welsh for her authentic leadership and crystal-clear focus on what matters above all else: our students and their learning.