Five prestigious Fellowships for leaders in education have been announced today by the Menzies Foundation in partnership with the Collier Charitable
Fund, supported by the University of Melbourne.
in schools,” said Menzies Foundation CEO Liz Gillies.
“Four outstanding school leaders from Victorian schools have been awarded a $150,000 Menzies School Leader Fellowship. This program, anchored by the
Menzies Foundation, with research input from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, represents an investment of $2M to support educational excellence.
leader has been awarded the Collier School Leader Fellowship to undertake the School Leadership Program. This new partnership offers more opportunities
to support school leaders who have the capacity to make catalytic change to improve student learning outcomes,” Ms Gillies said.
leadership capabilities to build collective efficacy in their schools. As well as undertaking this bespoke Leadership Development program, valued at
over $50,000, each Fellow will receive $30,000 for the Collective Efficacy Project, $24,000 for professional development and travel, as well as membership
of the University of Melbourne’s Network of Schools program for each Fellow’s school, worth $46,000, and membership of the Menzies Alumni.
the Fellowship,” Ms Gillies said.
- Georgia Heffernan, Deputy Principal at Catholic Ladies College, Eltham
- Tim O’Leary, Director of Learning at St John’s College, Preston
- Christopher Short, Principal at Berwick Chase Primary School, Narre Warren South
- James Taylor, Assistant Principal at Richmond High School, Richmond
- Karen Snibson, Principal at Phoenix P-12 Community College, Sebastopol
Leader Fellowship is to recognise the work of a woman in a leadership role within a government school,” Ms Lewis said. “We’re excited to be partnering
with the Menzies Foundation to create this Fellowship in honour of the Collier sisters and their wonderful philanthropic contribution.”
of emerging leaders in education across the country. Four Menzies Fellows and one Collier Fellow will be appointed each year for the next three years.
record in backing outstanding leaders. The Foundation plays a philanthropic role in supporting the development of leadership capability in three priority
areas of: leadership in schools; entrepreneurship in science; and guiding Australia’s response to complex global legal issues, with a particular focus
currently on cyber security.
in 1954 and since this time it has supported over 3,000 organisations and distributed over $100m.