Alamanda College (Vic)
Kirsten Murray is a founding member of Alamanda College, a prep/kindergarten to Year 9 school in Victoria’s Point Cook. The school opened in 2013 with 330 students and today educates 2,040 students. Murray arrived at the school just out of the graduate teacher range and, having held a number of leadership roles since that time, is now leading its newly formed middle school curriculum team and is head of curriculum development.
As a key member of staff, Murray has supported both primary and secondary staff in their curriculum development and implementation strategies, working tirelessly for the benefit of both peers and students. Her nominating colleague says that Murray’s IT skills have enabled Alamanda College’s 1:1 device program to flourish across the school, with a 98% uptake. Described as a highly capable and distinguished Apple educator, Murray was invited to present at the prestigious 2016 EduTech Conference.
As a leader, it’s said Murray has demonstrated adaptive leading skills and high levels of curriculum knowledge supported by creativity and flexible thinking.