Lesley is an experienced, highly credible and enthusiastic educator.
Mount Lawley Senior High School
As principal in four Western Australian secondary schools with diverse contexts, she has gained district, state and national recognition for delivering successful curriculum, vocational education, students at educational risk and student services programs. In 2016 and 2017, Lesley gained international education experience serving as principal in elite schools in China and Morocco.
As a senior educator in central and regional director roles, Lesley has delivered initiatives across a range of domains, system-wide professional learning programs and Statewide planning initiatives. She is recognised as an outstanding communicator with well-honed change management, negotiation and public relations skills.
Lesley leads teaching and learning through professional learning communities to improve student outcomes. This action notably saw strengthened expectations and support for ATAR students at Mount Lawley Senior High School, resulting in three students achieving an ATAR of 99+ and 45 students achieving an ATAR of 90 or higher.
For her change management project, Lesley investigated the topic Beyond School Review: A Model for School Improvement. The purpose of this project was to investigate a systematic case management model to support schools where post public school review, a rating of Needs Improvement had been identified.
The model establishes three different categories of support; identifies possible roles and responsibilities for the Deputy Director Generals, Directors of Education, Collegiate Principals and Principals; sets possible timelines in relation to required actions for each category, and details the case management process for schools depending on the level of support required.