Swan View Senior High School principal to visit Harvard


Education Minister Peter Collier with Swan View Senior High School principal Melesha Sands.
Education Minister Peter Collier with Swan View Senior High School principal Melesha Sands.

SWAN View Senior High School’s principal will go to Harvard University in June.

Melesha Sands is one of 20 WA public school principals chosen to do an intensive course at the university’s graduate school of education.

Education Minister Peter Collier announced the selection of principals who will travel to Boston as part of a partnership with the university this month.

“The modern principal not only needs to be an exceptional leader, but an entrepreneur with the vision to drive new ideas,” he said.

“The Harvard experience offers a rare opportunity for WA principals to explore leadership in partnership directly with their counterparts from around the world.”

More than 130 principals applied for the 20 places in the $631,700 Fellowship Program funded by federal and state governments. Another 20 will be chosen in 2017.

“These principals were chosen because they have made an outstanding contribution to public education,” the minister said.

“On their return, they will provide expertise in future reform and innovation across all public schools, including their own.”