ROSS DUMMETT & SOPHIA KAPSIMALIS
Endeavour Sports High School (NSW)
Ross Dummett and Sophia Kapsimalis are described inseparably as a deputy principal ‘dream team’. Together, they have shown energy, dedication and leadership since joining in 2012, when Endeavour Sports High School was in ‘desperate need’ of leadership. Since then, they have worked some ‘incredibly long hours’ with great honesty and integrity to drive a noticeable change in school culture, by engaging and building rapport with the community and students, and making a number of sound and uncompromising decisions. Dubbed ‘principals-in-waiting’, they are said to blend innovative thinking with pragmatism, and the ability to stand up for what they believe in with strong loyalty. Together, Dummett and Kapsimalis have made Endeavour Sports ‘a better place’, with a rise in student numbers, higher attendance and enhanced community perceptions.