'The TSAA is a professional organisation which aims to support, mentor, provide professional learning and advice and promote excellence to our colleagues, as well as liaise with the Department of Education and forward updated information to all school administrators.'

TSAA History - When It All Began


The first meeting of the Tasmanian School Administrators’ Association was held on 16th October 1998, where the formal decision was made to form one Association for all School Executive Officers.

The first Conference was held on 15-16 July 1999 at the Country Club Casino. The theme was "United 2000 and Beyond".

School Executive Officers / School Business Managers who have been Chairperson of the Association have been:

      1998 - 1999 Barry Hyland
1999 - 2001   Leonie Johnston
2001 - 2004 Carl Porter
2004 - 2006    Christine Mitchell
2006 - 2008 Debra Scott
2008 - 2012 Leonie Johnston
2013 - 2014 Karen Gannon
2015 - Debra Lade