Outstanding School Principals are heading to the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Outstanding School Principals are heading to the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Media Release:  5 April 2018

The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are honoured to announce the recipients of the 2018 Principal’s Scholarships.  The four outstanding principals will travel to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program tailor-made for school principals

This year’s Harvard Principals Scholars are:

  • James Kozlowski, Endeavour Sports High, NSW
  • Paul McDermott, Blue Haven Public School, NSW
  • Jennifer Parrett, James Fallon High, NSW
  • Hamish Woudsma, Banksia Road Public School, NSW

“This year’s Principals Scholars are stand-out leaders in their education communities. We are proud to be able to support them through the unparalleled opportunity that the Principals Scholars program provides,” Brad Hedgman, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said.

“These public school principals have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a proven record of transforming educational outcomes and a strong capacity for leadership into the future,” David Hetherington, Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation, said.

Each Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship is valued at approximately $14,000 and includes program tuition for one of two prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education programs: Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership or Leadership: An Evolving Vision.

The Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarships were established by the Public Education Foundation in 2013 offering principals around Australia the opportunity to ‘reflect, focus and recharge’ through professional leadership programs.

Harvard Club of Australia: Since its founding in 1961, the Harvard Club of Australia (HCA) has dedicated itself to the mission of furthering exchange between Australia and Harvard.  HCA aims to promote fellowship among alumni of Harvard University in Australia.  

Teachers Mutual Bank provides key financial services to Australian educators. TMB is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks with over 193,000 members and $6.9 billion in assets.

The Public Education Foundation works in collaboration with the schools, communities, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students and educators in public education; and enhance the value and reputation of public education.

For more information please contact: Melanie Morrison, Public Education Foundation

Tel: 02 9266 8247 I Email: melanie@publiceducationfoundation.org.au

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