In January, The Educator began the hunt for the influential professionals who have had the strongest impact in creating a reformative teaching and learning culture in the last 18 months.
Participation in this nomination-based annual ranking provides a wealth of opportunity for leaders looking to build their professional profile as it is a clear affirmation of a candidate’s focused work and dedication to rising above the unique challenges that facing Australia’s education sector.
After receiving a large number of nominations, we narrowed the list down to 50 educators whose initiatives are making a meaningful impact to teachers, students and the education system more broadly.
Below are some of this year’s Most Influential Educators of 2022.
- Esther Hill – Dean of Teaching and Learning, All Saints' College
- Therese Turner-Jones – Head of English, Ascham
- Chris Higgins – Deputy Director, Asia Education Foundation
- Nick Johnstone – Principal, Bishop Druitt College
- Renee Dunne – Program Leader of Excellence, Brigidine College, Indooroopilly
- Dr Simon Crook – Director, CrookED Science
- Loretta Wholley – Principal, Genazzano FCJ College
- Adriano Di Prato – Founding Partner, A School for Tomorrow
- Rachel Howley – Director of Grace Academy, Grace Lutheran College
- Susan Just – Principal, Lauriston Girls' School
- Kim Powell – Learning Leader: Innovation, Lutheran Education (Vic, NSW, TAS)
- Michael Smith – Deputy Principal, Marsden State High School
- James Burnett – Co-Founder and Executive Chairperson, ORIGO Education
- Marg Clark – Principal, Prospect North Primary School
- Dr Keith Graham OAM – Principal, Internal School Reviewer, Education Queensland
- Jen McVeity – Founder and CEO, Seven Steps to Writing Success
- Kerrie McDiarmid – Principal, St Clare's College, Waverley
- Ros Curtis – Principal, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
- Ross Phillips – Senior Dean of Learning Futures, Strathcona Girls Grammar School
For the full report containing all of the winners and their profiles, click here.