Tuesday 23 May 2023

Vale Dr Alan Druery OAM

Vale Dr Alan Druery OAM

The Queensland College of Teachers was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Alan Druery OAM on March 12, 2023.

Dr Druery graduated from Teacher Training College at Kelvin Grove in Brisbane in 1955 and for the next 15 years taught in Catholic and government schools.

Most of his teaching career was spent at his alma mater, St Laurence’s. Dr Druery served for 22 years with the QCT’s predecessor organisation, the Board of Teacher Registration, and the Board of Teacher Education.

Dr Alan Druery was, until his retirement in July 2001, an active advocate for Queensland’s Catholic education system.

His significant contribution was recognised in 1997 with the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to education, particularly through the Queensland Catholic Education Commission.

In 2001 he received the Centenary Medal, awarded to those who had contributed to the Federation of Australia, Australian society and government, and in 2009 the QCT recognised Dr Druery’s service to teaching with the QCT’s Dr Alan Druery OAM Excellence in Teaching Award, presented each year as part of the TEACHX Awards.

Dr Druery is remembered by his wife, Helena, their children and grandchildren, and countless students, colleagues, and teachers.

To read more about Dr Druery’s life and contributions to teaching and education in Queensland please find his obituary by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission here.


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