Gorokan Public School Principal, Jesmond Zammit, has been awarded a prestigious Harvard Principals’ Scholarship in recognition of his exceptional leadership skills.
Zammit was announced as just one of three principals to receive the honour by The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia, on April 30.
As an awardee, Zammit and the two other principals will travel to Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program specifically designed to strengthen the skills of educational leaders.
“Teachers Mutual Bank is proud to support this year’s Principals’ Scholars recipients.
“The Principals’ Scholars program will help recipients take their leadership to the next level, for the benefit of their schools and communities,” said Teachers Mutual Bank Limited’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Brad Hedgman.
“These public school principals are exceptional leaders who not only support and inspire students and staff in their schools, but champion educational excellence in the broader community.
“They demonstrate a strong capacity for leadership into the future,” said, David Hetherington, Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation.
NSW Department of Education Secretary, Mark Scott, said it was wonderful to see two outstanding NSW public school principals recognised by this prestigious award.
“Being a school leader is a challenging, testing and demanding role, but there is no more important work in our society, as the decisions of our principals affect thousands of young people’s lives.
“This award not only recognises the work that Jesmond has already done, but opens the door for him to build on, and share more widely, his leadership insights,” he said.
Media release, Apr 30
Sven Wright, NSW Department of Education Media