New chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Dr Michele Bruniges AM has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). 

AITSL provides national leadership in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership. 

Dr Bruniges has dedicated more than 40 years to education as a teacher and policymaker, most recently leading the Commonwealth Department of Education. 

The Government is committed to strengthening the teacher workforce and building a better and fairer education system. 

I thank outgoing Chair, Professor John Hattie for his service. 

Dr Bruniges will commence her three-year term on 1 July 2023. 

Dr Michele Bruniges AM – Biography 

Dr Bruniges is a former school teacher at Leppington Public School, St Johns Park High School and Ingleburn High School.   

She was also a TAFE teacher and a teacher in the Adult Migrant Education Service before leading the ACT, NSW and Commonwealth Education Departments. 

Dr Bruniges has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Measurement, a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies and a Diploma in Teaching from the Goulburn College of Advanced Education.