On Friday 27 July, at a prestigous award dinner at the University of Technology Sydney, I was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW). The official citation reads:
Scott Eacott, PhD, is recognised by his peers in the academy, his students at the University of Newcastle, and educators in the schools he works with as someone who has made a highly significant and sustained contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership at the local, state, national and international level. He is a prolific publisher in academic journals and his work is recognised for its theoretical grounding and originality. As an educator, Scott is passionate and unrelentingly challenges his students to think differently about education and educating. His professional conduct and demeanour reflects positively on the field of educational leadership and the work of educational leaders. Scott’s career trajectory has him well placed to be an internationally leading thinker in the area of educational leadership and this ACEL(NSW) Fellowship is a worthy recognition of his contribution and ongoing commitment to advancing educational leadership practice.
I would like to say thanks to my peers who nominated me for the award.