As the founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, Simon has advised educational leaders globally helping them to navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning.
Simon holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Teaching, a Masters of International and Comparative Education from the University of Oxford and a PhD in education from the University of Cambridge. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Oxford and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Ryan Dunn has considerable experience within education and has advised and collaborated with schools and districts across the USA and Australia. During his extensive work in the United States he led large-scale research and professional learning initiatives in New York City and California, and in Australia was a lead consultant within the ‘Curiosity and Powerful Learning’ initiative that worked with over 100 primary and secondary schools across Victoria and Queensland.
More recently, Ryan is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne where his work focuses on teacher professional learning, educational leadership, practitioner research and primary mathematics. He is the Director of the Maths Collaborative that is a partnership between the Maths Association of Victoria, Melbourne University and 40 primary schools. As a speaker, Ryan has delivered keynotes for the University of Melbourne Network of Schools on topics such as: Leading Improvement, Professional Learning Teams and Mathematical Reasoning.
Ryan completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Hattie. His PhD focused on the effectiveness of educational design research as a form of teacher professional learning. He is a lead facilitator for Learning Sprints and Agile Leadership programs across Australia.
Director of Strategy & Impact
Lynne has more than a decade of experience in strategy and innovation in Australia and the United States.
Prior to working with Agile Schools, Lynne was a Principal in the Boston Consulting Group’s Sydney and San Francisco offices, where she worked with clients in the private, government and not-for-profit sector on topics including digital innovation, building the delivery capability of government, and improving access to financial services for the poor.
Lynne holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelors degree and Masters of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Cale is a District Head of Innovation and former high school Principal in British Columbia, Canada. He is the co-author of 'Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design', and works with schools, districts, health care professionals and industry leaders in Canada, the United States and in Asia. Cale uses the principles of Learner-Centered Design (LCD), Project-Based Learning, Instructional Rounds and Learning Sprints to help leaders empower their people as learners, and to co-design immersive, impactful learning experiences that build collective efficacy and create meaningful connections throughout their organizations.