ACHPER QLD President's Award

 

Winner: Glenn Amezdroz, Moving Learning

Over the past three decades, few individuals have made a larger and more lasting contribution or impact on HPE in Queensland than Glenn Amezdroz. During this time, Glenn has demonstrated outstanding curriculum leadership at both a school- and system-level. He was head of faculty at Anglican Church Grammar School from 1994 to 2002, head of faculty at St Stephen’s College from 2003 to 2010, and head of department at All Hallows’ School from 2011 to 2014. While holding these appointments and since, Glenn has had a key role in the design and development of state and national curriculum documents and support materials for junior and secondary secondary HPE. Glenn was a project officer for the Queensland School Curriculum Council from 1997 to 1998 and for the Queensland School Drug Education Strategy from 2002 to 2003. He also held the roles of Senior Education Officer and Principal Education Officer at the Queensland Studies and Curriculum Authority from 2014 to 2015 and 2016 to 2017, respectively, and was a member of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority’s advisory committee on the shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Glenn now works as director at the curriculum and resource consultancy, Moving Learning. In addition to his work in the field of curriculum development, Glenn was a long standing member of the Queensland Studies Authority and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s district and state review panels for Physical Education. Glenn is the author of six high quality, widely used textbooks and is a much sought-after presenter of professional learning, work that has further expanded the influence of his thinking beyond the classrooms, departments, and schools he has taught in. Indeed, there is scarcely a teacher or student of health and physical education in Queensland since the late-1990s whose experiences in the subject have not in some way been shaped by Glenn’s work. In recognition of his achievements in the field of health and physical education, Glenn was added to Family Planning Queensland’s Roll of Honour in 2009, was awarded ACHPER QLD’s Teresa Carlson Award in 2011, and received a meritorious contribution to the profession from the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association Meritorious in 2016. Glenn has long been a passionate, committed and tireless supporter of ACHPER and the community it serves. He has served with distinction on the boards of both ACHPER QLD and ACHPER Australia, including four years as national vice president during one of the most trying and turbulent times in the organisation’s history. As an organisation, we owe Glenn a great debt, probably one we will never be able to repay. He has enriched our profession, taught us much, and been a model colleague and friend to many. May he continue for some years yet. He is an extremely worthy recipient of this President’s Award.