Appointment of new Head of Teaching & Learning

Thu, September 12, 2019
Dr D Netolicky
Dr D Netolicky

St Mark's Anglican Community School is pleased to announce that, following an extensive process, we have appointed our Head of Teaching and Learning for 2020, Dr Deborah Netolicky, currently the Dean of Research and Pedagogy at Wesley College. She was selected from a strong field of candidates for this new position.

Her role at Wesley has been to provide leadership in staff development, teaching and research. This has included building whole-school principles and practices that promote quality pedagogy and teacher improvement from PK to Y12. She has overseen the professional learning and development of staff, including probation, mentoring, pre-service placements, performance reviews, differentiated professional learning pathways, and coaching of teachers and leaders.

 Deborah’s contribution to education has been widely acknowledged through online and printed publications and speaking engagements. She is co-editor of Flip the System Australia: What Matters in Education and author of Transformational Professional Learning: Making a Difference in Schools. She is currently a member of the Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA), the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), and the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), and, this year, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the National Coaching in Education Conference.

Deborah’s twenty-year teaching and school leadership career includes roles at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth; Methodist Ladies’ College, Melbourne; Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne; Brentford School for Girls, Middlesex, UK; Ibstock Place School, London, UK; and currently, Wesley College, Perth.

Deborah also holds volunteer positions as a member of Evidence for Learning’s Research Use and Evaluation Committee, consisting of professors and educators from around Australia; as Deputy Chair of the Karrinyup Primary School Board; and as a peer reviewer for academic journals.

Raised in a household that respected diversity and promoted ethical decision making and moral integrity, Deborah is a person who lives by Christian values. She has two sons with her husband of fifteen years.

Deborah is very much looking forward to joining the St Mark’s community at the commencement of 2020 in her new role as Head of Teaching and Learning.