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Deputy Director-General, Early Childhood and Education Improvement

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Sharon Schimming

As Deputy Director-General of Early Childhood and Education Improvement, Sharon is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of policy, funding and regulatory frameworks that shape the vibrant early childhood education and care sector in Queensland. Sharon also oversees the Education Improvement Branch which supports continuous improvement, accountability and system-wide collaboration across Queensland’s early learning settings, state schools and education centres.
Sharon Schimming
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Sharon has led complex reforms within the department, resulting in effective and efficient administration and operations within the Early Childhood and Education Improvement division. Sharon has been instrumental in the development of the Whole of Government Early Years Plan, inclusive of the Government’s first cross-agency initiative, Connect for Children. She has represented the Queensland Department of Education on a range of national and state consultations, internal and external Boards, and government working parties.

Sharon has successfully led negotiations with state and territory Regulatory Authorities and the Australian Government to effectively revise and streamline legislative and regulatory frameworks that support the ongoing reform agenda. As Chair of the department’s Executive Response Team, Sharon leads the department through complex and challenging scenarios.

​With over 30 years’ experience in the Queensland public service, Sharon continues to provide high levels of strategic leadership in the development and implementation of a range of state-wide systemic initiatives that have improved outcomes for Queensland’s children – from early childhood development through to high school.

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Office

Street Address

Level 10, AM60, 42-60 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

Postal Address

PO Box 15033, City East Qld 4002
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Last updated 15 October 2021