Tuart Rise Primary School Principle Wins Fellowship

TUART Rise Primary School principal Gary Crocetta has been selected to go to Harvard University on an Independent Public Schools Fellowship.

Mr Crocetta is one of 20 principals chosen for the Australian-first opportunity to learn from the world’s best educators and drive school reform in WA.

The principals will participate in an intensive course delivered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education with online learning and executive mentoring.

Education Minister Peter Collier said the principals would travel to Boston in June to learn from the world’s best educators.

“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.”

The 20 principals, who were selected from more than 130 applicants.

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

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