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Principal Fellows 2016-2017

In May 2016, 20 principals started the 2016–2017 program with a one day Alumni Conference in Perth. The day included a live cross with Harvard University staff as an introduction to the summer school component in the United States.

In July, the principals, accompanied by the Director General, travelled to Boston and participated in a seven day program of intensive world-class leadership development delivered by a range of pre-eminent international educators, researchers and practitioners.

The program brought together school leaders from across the globe and was characterised by exceptional speakers of international renown.

Speakers included developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education; and economist Thomas Kane, the Gale Professor of Education – both from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. There were many other speakers who inspired, challenged and enabled principals to reflect on their own leadership and on system leadership.

The specifically designed experience provided principals with an evolving picture of strategic leadership from a deep understanding of vision and purpose through to developing positive cultures, engaging families, managing change and identifying high quality classroom practice.

Principal Fellows 2017 presentation booklet (PDF).

Principal Fellows


Saeed Amin
Principal, Broome Senior High School

Jim Bell
Principal, Lakelands Primary School

Leila Bothams
Principal, Harrisdale Senior High School

John Burke
Principal, Belridge Secondary College

Leonie Clelland
Principal, Treendale Primary School

Gary Crocetta
Principal, Tuart Rise Primary School

Nicole Hanna
Principal, Marangaroo Primary School

Joanne Harris
Principal, Greenwood College

Neil Hunt
Principal, Churchlands Senior High School

Mitch Mackay
Principal, John Curtin College of the Arts

Mike Morgan
Principal, Shenton College

Lee Musumeci
Principal, Challis Community Primary School

Frank Pansini
Principal, Aubin Grove Primary School

Cheryl Parkin
Principal, Piara Waters Primary School

Carolyn Press
Principal, Subiaco Primary School

Jacqui Quartermaine
Principal, Geraldton Primary School

Melesha Sands
Principal, Swan View Senior High School

Keith Svendsen
Principal, Baldivis Secondary College

Cheryl Townsend
Principal, Ballajura Community College

Lou Zeid
Principal, Carramar Primary School