Dr Maureen O'Rourke

Executive Director
Maureen O'Rourke
PhD (Technology and Educational Change); MSc (Educational leadership, policy and management); Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration; BEd (Primary); Dip Ed (Primary); Trained Special Teachers Certificate: Certificate in Education of the Intellectually Handicapped).
International Teaching Fellowship 1992; Australian Council for Educational Leaders Fellowship (FACEL) 2009

Maureen has worked with systems of education in Australia and internationally (USA, China, India, Vietnam, Japan) to co-design and facilitate major innovation and professional learning initiatives with in-country partners.

She was a principal at two schools, during which time she led her school communities through major national and state reforms. Maureen  has worked as a teacher in all sectors (early childhood, primary, secondary, specialist and higher education) and has a further 20 years experience in leadership development, professional learning design and leadership, and mentoring and coaching for educational leaders (at a system, school, team and classroom level). Maureen has also partnered with a range of organisations in business and community sectors.

Her research interests include leading change, teacher leadership, learning partnerships, reducing achievement gaps, professional learning and contemporary/future oriented approaches to learning. She is currently co-leading the Create Teacher Leaders Program and Leading Curriculum and Assessment as well as working in both primary and secondary school partnerships. 

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Who have we partnered with?
  • Armadale Primary School
  • Arts Victoria
  • Auburn Primary School
  • Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Bastow Institute
  • Berry Street
  • Berwick Fields Primary School
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Catholic Education Melbourne
  • Caulfield Grammar School
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Derrimut Primary School
  • Discovery College
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Eltham High School
  • Foundation House
  • Kew High School
  • Merri Creek Primary School
  • Ocean Grove Primary School
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • RMIT
  • Schools Connect Australia
  • St Joseph's Crib Point
  • The Teacher Effectiveness Programme (TEEP)
  • Thomas Carr College
  • Victoria University
  • Yarram Secondary College
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