John is the Principal of the current ‘Northern Territory School of Excellence Award’ winner and one of only 13 Independent Public Schools in the NT Department of Education, Casuarina Street Primary School in Katherine. He has led innovations and system wide initiatives across the NT for the past 10 years since joining the system following his role as a Lead Teacher in the London Borough of Redbridge, UK.
John is leading the inaugural ‘Northern Territory Learning Commission’, with students from across the NT identifying and designing school, region and system wide solutions to ensure ongoing improvement.
Mrs. Avnita Bir, Principal, R.N.Podar School, Mumbai (since March 2003) is a recipient of the very prestigious National Award for Teachers 2009, having been conferred the award by the Honorable President of India. She is a post graduate in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College and has got a degree in education from Central Institute of Education, Delhi. She has also qualified the UGC (Net) Examination for Lectureship in Economics.
Terri Lynn Guimond
Terri Lynn is a lead learner who serves as a Principal with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove, Alberta. She is an avid consumer of knowledge and seeker of change. In her more than 20 years in education, Terri Lynn has explored learning in all grades, from kindergarten to grade 12, and as a result brings a systems focused mindset to school based problems of practice. She has firsthand experience with the power of Improvement Sprints, agility and instructional coaching to move practice forward and relishes the opportunity to dig deep, look broad and re-imagine learning.