Geraldton principal Harvard-bound

Waggrakine Primary School principal LisTurner will study at Harvard University next year, as part of a prestigious leadership program run by the Liberal National Government. 

Geraldton MLAIan Blayney said Ms Turner would travel to the prestigious university in Boston to learn from the world’s best at the Graduate School of Education. 

“Ms Turner is one of 20 of WA’s top Independent Public School principals taking part in the program in 2017,” Mr Blayney said. 

“They’ll spend a week at Harvard, after which time they’ll go on to complete an online course while taking on projects to make their local schools even better.” 

The principals will form a pool of skilled leaders who can as mentors to other principals and contribute to school leadership development programs across Western Australia’s public schools. 

Harvard University was chosen because of its international reputation for excellence in school leadership development

“As principal of Waggrakine Primary School, Ms Turner has already shown she can push the boundaries of what is possible and bring innovation into the classroom,” Mr Blayney said 

“Waggrakine is now Geraldton’s biggest Government primary school.” 

Each principal who completes the program will become an Independent Public School Fellow. 

The fellowship program costs $631,700 over two years (75% Australian Government and 25% Western Australian Government funding) 

A full list of 2017 participants is below. 

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