Recognition of Service to Victorian Education

​​​​​​Each year the Department recognises, celebrates and acknowledges staff with 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service to the Department.​


2017 Recognition of Service ceremony

Each year, the Recognition of Service ceremony celebrates Victoria’s longest-serving staff in education.

The impact of this service has been felt by generations of young Victorians, many of whom have also had their outstanding achievements recognised by the Department over the years.

The Department formally expresses its appreciation to over 400 teachers, principals and departmental staff eligible for 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service recognition in 2017.

2017 Recipients

A ceremony celebrating the valuable contribution of this year's recipients to the lives of Victorians took place in the Great Hall at National Gallery of Victoria on Sunday 23 July. 

A total of 419 current and former Department employees were eligible for recognition in 2017. Almost half of those eligible attended the official Recognition of Service to Victorian Education presentation ceremony.

The event was hosted by the Hononourable​ James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, and the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training, Gill Callister.  

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40 Years of Service

Laureen Adderley

Margaret Aitken

Ljubica Alessi

Graham Anderson

Laurel Anderson

Dianne Andrea

Michelle Andrews

Deborah Bailey

Brian Baldie

Paul Baleisa

Shirley Barker

Li Barlow

Michael Barrand

Kerri-Ann Bartlett

Jillian Bath

Christopher Bell

Lorraine Bell

Leanne Bennett

Kathleen Bentley

Merryn Bevis

Claire Bloom

Philip Bloye

Darrelyn Boucher

Prudence Boyd-Gerny

Brenda Brighton

Samuel Brooker

Elizabeth Browning

Janice Bruerton

Christine Burns

Margaret Burns

Susan Bursztynski

Alfrieda Caban

Jennie Callow

Giuseppe Cardamone

Stephen Chapman

Cheryl Chapple

Kenneth Clapperton

Paul Cochran

Elizabeth Collins

Kevin Collins

Dulcie Commons

Jane Cook

Elizabeth Crain

Patricia Croome

Robert Csoti

Olwen Currie

Georgina Daniel

Barry Davies

Peter Davis

Leanne Dawes

Mary De Graaf

Darryl Deller

Dianne Dendle

Jean Denning

Suzanne Devery

Andrew Devisser

Collin Dierickx

Kevin Dinale

Paul Dingle

Ruth Dohrmann

Michelle Dowdell

Kerrie Dowsley

Sherril Duffy

Jennifer Dumble

James Dunlop

Gaye Edmonds

Karen Edwards

Lynn Emmerson

Jillian English

Thomas Falzon

Beverley Fegan

Carolyn Ferguson

Sandra Ferguson

Janet Ferguson

Helen Fitzgerald

William Flanagan

Janine Flavelle-Smith

Ernest Fleming

Colleen Foley

Mark Franklin

John Frederick

Paul Furey

Catherine Furze

Rita Germano

Helen Giamou

Joanne Glanville

Jennifer Goldsmith

Anthony Gooden

Geoffrey Walter Gowans

Alison Groh

Neil Hamley

Ann Harris

Robert Hartmann

Karen Hawkins

Sharron Hearn

Barbara Heeney

Inge Heffernan

Chris Henzgen

Jacqueline Hewitt

Graeme Hodgens

Russell Hodgson

Cathy Hogg

Raymond Holdsworth

Debra Hosking

Kerry Howard

William Hunt

Paula Hunter

Ronald Jevic

Allan Johnson

Marie Johnston

Lynette Jones

Michael Kamien-Sarbinowski

Beverley Keenan

Daniel Kelly

Margaret Kelsall

William Kersing

Stephen Kimonides

Vicki King

Suzanne Kot

Jaroslaw Kotiw

Georgia Kroger

Judith Lay

Jackie Leeson

Jennifer Leishman

Elizabeth Levesque

Rosemary Lierse

Barry Lingham

Jeffrey Lyell

Heather MacAlister

Jennifer Mackay

Andrew Madder

Jan Mann

Sandra Mann

Janet Marinakos

Andrew Marks

James Matthews

Jennifer McComb

Linden McCormack

Michael McGough

Helen McGuire

Colin McIver

Ian McKinlay

Michael McNamara

Philip McNamara

John Melki-Wegner

Brenda Menzel

Catherine Millar

Elizabeth Miller

Kerry Mills

Jillian Morris

Julie Morrow

Terrance Muller

Sandra Naughton

John Panariello

Rodney Parkinson

Anne-Marie Parry​

Dale Perichon

Christine Phillips

Duncan Pitt

Elizabeth Portelli

Laurence Preston

Gregory Pritchard

Jennifer Prout

Kathlyn Quintal

Janine Raymond

Anthony Redman

Suzanne Renwick

Margaret Roberts

Karen Roberts

Peter Rock

Vicki Robinson

Suzanne Rogers

Kate Rogers

Judy Rose

Barry Ross

David Roycroft

Vicki Russo

Judith Ryan

Pamela Sandlant

Anne Saunders

Judith Scarfe

Judith Scarlett

David Schafer

Jennifer Schenk

Gary Schroeder

Janine Scott

Marina Scott

Anthony Sensi

Gail Shaw

Fiona Shaw

Effie Sheldon

Janine Sianidis

Verne Simmons

Kerri Simpson

Robyn Skvarc

Angela Slorach

Janet Smith

Dr Dianne Smith

Victoria Spalding

Caroline St Ruth

Robyn Stanton

Margaret Starbuck

Helen Stearman

Maria Stella

Rhonda Stephens

Ruth Stott

Janet Sutherland

Craig Sutherland

Christine Symons

Anne Tacey

Christopher Taylor

Suzanne Thomas

Dale Thompson

Laureen Thompson

Marita Toohey

Marion Treiber

Faye Trevean

Beverley Trower

Mark Turnbull

Noela Unwin

Abraham Valenzuela

Gerald Veale

Colin Venn

Carol Wallis

Christine Walsh

Ian Watkins

Helen Watson

Kathleen Watson

Virginia Watts

Albert Webber

Diane Webster

Robert Weeks

Maria Weston

Glenda Whelan

Janet Whittle

Susan Wilken

Christine Wilson

Jane Wood

Robert Wood

45 Years of Service

Meredith Abbott

Jeffrey Allan

Fay Angelo

Keith Bailey

Alan Baker

Christopher Bassios

Robert Basso

Andrew Bedggood

Christopher Bock

Domenico Bolzonello

Geoffrey Bowen

Terrence Bradford

Rosemary Bruce

Vincenzina Calabro

Donna Campbell

Ronald Cantlon

James Cary

Geoffrey Castles

Trevor Cox

Michelle Culling

Graeme Cupper

Trevor Daly

Neil Davis

Angelina Defazio

Peter Devereux

Dante Di Iorio

Geoffrey Dillon

Robert Dixon

Stuart Dodd

Lynette Doherty

Ross Down

Clare Entwisle

Leonie Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald

Barbara Fix

Robert Foreman

Mila Foster

Francis Frank Gaylard

Peter Geddes

Jennifer Gellert

Phillip Gladman

Leanne Gray

Peter Greenwell

Loris Grigg

Karen Hall

Robert Hallisey

Loretta Hamilton

Janette Hare

Beverley Hartwig

Anna Henley

Lawrence Hitches

Helen Hopf

Antoinette Janes

Lynette Jobson

Ian Jones

Robert Keily

John Keysers

Martin Krasts

Terrence Lawless

Edward Lease

Wayne Lillingston

Paul Lishman

William Liston

Brett Mahoney

Ian Mancer

Peter Marco

Julie Mason

Dianne Massey

Robert Matthews

Gordon McDonald

Kenneth Mcdougall

Brian Mckenzie

Stephen Mckerrow

Marianne McLennan

Darren Mcmenaman

Judith Meikle

Rasma Melderis

Giovanna Mercuri

Peter Milich

Kristine Moore

Deborah Morrish

James Moylan

Leslie Mullins

John Neale

Nickie Nicola

Malcolm Nicolson

Elizabeth Oudeman

John Pattison

Gay Pearse

Gaye Peel

Geoffrey Pell

Michael Phillips

Michael Polack

Ian Pollock

Dennis Pratt

Gayle Raftery

Julie Rees

Geoffrey Rigby

Brian Rollason

Anthony Rose

Kay Rowe

Pamela Rowe

Ashley Ryan

Carmel Ryan

Gerard Schiller

Francis Seton

Geoffrey Shaw

Mary Slade

Jillian Smith

Brian Stephens

Sharon Taylor

Janice Taylor

Dianne Tempany

Gary Tippet

Anthony Tobin

Maureen Torney

Geoffrey Triplow

Helen Turpie

Michael West

David Williams

Andrew Wilson

Jennifer Zimbachs

50 Years of Service

Ian Allan

Michael Bourne

Dawn Collins

Peter Finch

Kathleen Graham

Henryk Grossek

Robert Haggart

Susan Kent

Jill La Salle

Christine Leembruggen

Robyn Miller

Robina Morgan

Rosemarie O'Brien

Helen Robinson

Mary Rowson

Peter Ruff

Donald Scott

Margaret Tuckwell

55 Years of Service

Kevin Mackay

John Hurley

Harvey Wood

Margaret Love

Noel Cooper

Helen Jackson

Ursula Kunkel

​Contact

For queries about Recognition of Service, please call 1800 641 943 or email: service.recognition@edumail.vic.gov.au