Walford Principal One of Australia’s Most Influential Educators

Principal of Walford Anglican School for Girls, Dr Deborah Netolicky, has been recognised as one of Australia’s Most Influential Educators 2023 by The Educator Australia. She is one of 45 professionals being acknowledged for their significant impact on and contribution to students, school communities and the field of education in Australia.

Deb is an award-winning educator who was listed on The Educator Australia’s 2022 lists of Australia’s Most Influential Educators and the ‘Hot List’ of Innovative Australian Educators. As the new Principal of Walford, Deb has worked to get to know the school community, launched a new Strategic Plan, refreshed the School’s values through consultation with students and staff, and instigated a new scholarship.

Beyond Walford, Deb is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at University of Adelaide, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, and until the end of 2022 served as Chair of the Karrinyup Primary School Board. With a PhD in effective school change, she is the author of education books and peer reviewed journal articles. Deb’s well-established blog theeduflaneuse.com is read in 120 countries, and her The Edu Salon podcast features conversations with global education leaders from around the country and the world.

So far this year Deb has presented an invited keynote at the National Summit for Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers, a Hot Topic Evening presentation for the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL) South Australia, and a seminar for aspirant principals for the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA).

Congratulations on this acknowledgement, Deb!