Although the 40 individuals named on the list come from a range of professional backgrounds, from principals of local schools to founders of online portals to those dedicated to improving teacher well-being, they all share a common goal of improving Australian education and have dedicated their careers to doing so.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response that we have received, with nominations coming in for influential education professionals across the country," said Iain Hopkins, managing editor of The Educator.
“It attests to the outstanding efforts of those working in a broad range of educational institutions in Australia."
The Hot List is the latest in The Educator series of surveys and special reports that recognise key individuals and their accomplishments, providing a unique snapshot of an evolving education industry.
Read the full 2016 Hot List in issue 2.4 of The Educator magazine, out now.