Following the call for nominations published 28 June 2022, we are pleased to announce that the new Executive Committee representative for Schools Liaison will be Professor Anna Lise Gordon of St Mary’s University.

Anna Lise Gordon is the Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s University and received the Inspirational Leader Award at St Mary’s in 2019. Anna Lise was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anna Lise was a joint winner of the St Henry Walpole Prize for Teaching and Learning, awarded by St Mary’s, in December 2009 for an innovative approach to cross-curricular learning with PGCE students, and again in 2013 for an initiative to nurture resilience of students across a range of academic programmes.Anna Lise joined St Mary’s in 1998 as senior lecturer in education for modern languages. She completed her MA in Education (Leading Innovation and Change) in 2008 at the University of Surrey and her research project focused on specialist modern languages support for trainee teachers in primary schools. In 2016, Anna Lise completed a Doctorate in Education programme with Nottingham Trent University, focusing on resilience of early career teachers. Previously, Anna Lise taught modern languages in schools in London and Surrey and was a Local Authority Advisory Teacher and Consultant for modern languages for several years. She has also written educational materials for 11-16 year olds learning French and German in schools. Anna Lise was President of the Association for Language Learning (2016 – 2018) and continues as a trustee and an active member of its council.

Professor Anna Lise Gordon takes up her post from 18 July 2022.

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