Jason Smith, Tamborine Mountain State School
Jason Smith is a visionary and educational leader who is dedicated to developing his staff's skillsets, promote collaborative planning and reflection processes, improve student learning outcomes, and engage his broader community.
Smith made strategic partnerships with TMSS, TMSHS, Griffith, and Swinburne Universities, to develop and establish the Tamborine Mountain Learning Academy (TMLA), which aims to deliver a seamless educational pathway from the early phase of learning through to university and adult life. The alliance provides students with a range of “learning enhancements,” called academies, at all stages of learning. It also gives staff the opportunity to work between the two schools and university campuses in their specialist areas, to extend their professional development aspirations and to collaborate and plan with colleagues outside their cohort or department.