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Welcome to Ellen Cummings

Ellen Cummings
My name is Ellen Cummings and I thank you for the opportunity to be acting principal at Hervey Bay Special School whilst Geoff Davies on leave.
I have worked in private and state schooling settings throughout Queensland for nearly thirty years. I have three children who are now young adults and enjoy travelling, attending university and one has almost finished the GAP year in the Army. I have two Master Degrees in Education, one in Educational Leadership and the other in Guidance & Counselling. I have worked in various roles including, Head of Department, Head of Special Education Services, deputy principal and guidance officer. Recently, I have somewhat focussed on Special Education and am considering doing a PHD in this area in 2014 on post-school options for students with disabilities.
Throughout my teaching career, I have always worked with Students with Disabilities as they still continue to aspire me with their zest for lifelong learning. I have enjoyed myself so far here at Hervey Bay Special School and look forward to working with staff, students, families and the community over the next few months. As I said in the local Hervey Bay Independent newspaper, "Students at Hervey Bay  Special School are the happiest students in the world!"