Ms Karen Cornelius

Casual Academic

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

An experienced educational leader across schooling and early years sectors. Leadership roles in metropolitan schools (R-7, P-7), Thailand (Leader, Birth-8) and a remote area school (P-12) as well as regional leadership (literacy and District Director line managing and leading site leaders) and statewide responsibilities (Director Primary - significant input into TfEL and responsible for South Australia's relationship with ACARA through the consultation on the Australian Curriculum and leadership of the implementation in primary schools).


Qualifications held: Diploma of Teaching (1977, Sturt CAE), Graduate Diploma of Reading Education (1980, UniSA), B.Ed Leadership (1988, Flinders), M.Ed (2002, Flinders) and a Graduate Diploma in Building Professiona Learning Communities (2008, UniSA)

Current study: Ph.D at Flinders: 'Social justice in conservative times'.

Honours, awards and grants

2002 National Merit Award for educational leadership at Reynella East CPC-7 School.

Key responsibilities

Casual Academic Tutor - currently working in EDUC4725/English. Previously EDUC3725/Numeracy and ICT.

University Liaison - early years and primary programs.

Topic lecturer
EDUC2324 Professional Experience: Year 2A (Early Childhood)
EDUC4725 English Curriculum Studies 2
EDUC4740 Professional Experience: Final Assessment for Registration (Early Childhood)
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