Dan is responsible for leadership and management of GCI across Victoria and Tasmania. This includes the development and growth of our team of coaches and facilitators, and our work across the education systems.
He has taught and held leadership positions in government, catholic and independent schools across metropolitan Melbourne and remote Western Australia. He is passionate about building cultures of learning, developing aspiring and current leaders, and using coaching approaches to drive improvement in education settings.
Most recently, Dan was Assistant Principal at Aldercourt Primary School in North Frankston where he led the development of the new whole-school curriculum and teaching and learning model. Coaching was integral to his leadership work across the Frankston North community of schools. This collaborative work was recognised recently through winning the Outstanding School Improvement award and Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards.
Dan is highly regarded for his learner-centred approach; always keeping students, teachers, or leaders he is working with at the core of every learning experience. His engaging and professional style, and passion for educational leadership, teaching, and learning, enable him to build positive and trusting relationships with clients.
His appetite for learning has extended to working as a sessional University tutor with beginning teachers, completing a Bachelor of Education (Hons.) and a Master of Educational Leadership (Leading Learning), and undertaking doctoral study on middle leadership.