Parkmore Primary School (Vic)
In 2016, during Saraid Doherty’s first year as principal, Parkmore became the only Victorian government school to win an Innovative Schools Award (for its integration of social and emotional learning into its literacy and numeracy program). Over the past five years Doherty has contributed significantly to positive educational leadership in Victorian government schools. In 2012, she was awarded a Master’s in School Leadership by the University of Melbourne, which inspired her to undertake a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). In 2014, Doherty was in the first cohort to graduate with this internationally recognised qualification.