Stephens Library Opening and Farewell to Dr Jill Abell
To celebrate the opening of the recently extended Stephens Library and Junior School classrooms and to officially farewell Dr Jill Abell, Director of Information Services and ICT a reception was held in the Stephens Library on Wednesday 22 June 2016. Invited guests were able to enjoy the flexible learning space of the Stephens Library which was made possible by the planning and hard work of Hutchins staff, members of The Hutchins School Board and Fairbrother Builders.
It was fitting that the Stephens Library extension was opened by Dr Jill Abell who retires at the end of this term. Jill has made many contributions across the state, national and global educational sectors over many years of dedicated service. Jill’s ICT leadership and IT infrastructure leadership role at The Hutchins School has necessitated leadership and management far beyond the educational role for learning technologies impacting on student achievement, technical support and professional development.
During the last 15 years as a mentor with her vertical pastoral class of Years 9–12 students, Jill has earned a reputation in the School and with parents and the wider Hutchins community as a caring and successful educator, particularly with students-at-risk or the gifted and talented.
We acknowledge a wonderful and successful career and thank Jill for the legacy she leaves here at The Hutchins School.