Lisa Rodgers was appointed as Director General, Department of Education in Western Australia, for the start of 2019 and brings to the role nearly 20 years’ national and international experience in education.
As former chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Ms Rodgers led the national agenda on strengthening school leadership with a focus on principal preparedness, and supporting teacher quality through the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
As Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement and Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, Ms Rodgers led significant reforms in assessment innovation, curriculum and the use of evidence for impact at the classroom and national level.
It is this commitment to improving outcomes for students that now sees her lead education in this State, with responsibility for both public and non-government education services. Ms Rodgers is also Chief Executive Officer of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Ms Rodgers has an Honours degree in Psychology, a background in child mental health, and held substantial positions in justice, health and defence.