President, Australian Secondary Principals Association
Ms Vertigan has been a member of the Executive of Tasmanian Principals Association since its inception in 2003, initially as Secretary and more recently as Vice-President Secondary. Ms Vertigan became a Principal at Reece High School in 2002 after a time as Assistant to the District Superintendent. She has had extensive experience in high schools, district high schools and system positions. Her teaching background is in English. Throughout her career she has led and worked with committees and references groups at both a regional and state level in the following areas: school transformation, curriculum development; inclusive practice including developing supportive school environments; innovative ICT, and drug and health education with a special interest mental health and building resilient communities. She is currently the chair for Asia Education Foundation in Tasmania, and Reece High School is a project school.
Ms Vertigan was selected by the Tasmanian Minister for Education to be a member of the School Improvement Board, which works with the learning service to ensure that the school improvement plans meet the learning needs of students within the region. As a representative of the TPA, Sheree is also a member of the recently formed Tasmanian Leadership Development Team which works with Department representatives to formulate policy and programs to support school leadership.
In addition Ms Vertigan is a director/member of the Board of Principals Australia, Headspace Australia, National Leadership Learning Network, and a writer for the Principals Standards Project.