Elida Brereton is a teacher, school principal and educational consultant and leader. Brereton has spent 43 years as teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal in the Victorian government school system, with nearly 18 years as Principal – at Brentwood Secondary College (1993–1994) and at Camberwell High School (1994–2010).
She's a Fellow of the Australia Council of Educational Leaders, former National President and Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, Honorary Life Member of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria and a Life Member of the Victorian State Secondary Principals' Association.
Brereton is a board member of Boroondara Cares, MLC Kew and ACCESS ministries, and a committee member of the National Centre Against Bullying (allied with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation). She was an educational consultant with the Australian Schools Commission (1975–8), Geography Consultant for South West Victoria ( 1974–76) , was seconded to the Faculty of Education of Monash University as method lecturer in the mid-1980s, represented government schools on the Board of Studies and chair of the Assessment Committee in the 1990s, was Ministerial nominee of the Committee which established the VIT ( including assessing all teacher-training/ pre-service courses in Victoria ).
She has been a member of the Latrobe University Expert Team reviewing their teacher-training courses ( 2009, 2015), and has worked with prospective female school leaders as a mentor for four years with the Eleanor Davis program. She has represented the Department of Education and/or Curriculum Corporation as an educational consultant in South Korea, China, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.