International and Reginal Ambassadors and Contact People

Previous LEAP members who are happy to provide advice and assistance in answering your questions and enquiries about the LEAP program.


Jon Barr

Headteacher St Barnabas Primary School, Bristol

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Peter Johnson

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Alberta, Canada

Jeff Thompson

Principal, Bowden Grandview School

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New Brunswick, Canada

Rod Campbell

CEO Atlantic Canada Consulting Associates

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Alabama, USA

Ellen Reames

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Auburn

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British Columbia, Canada

Liz Bell

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New South Wales, Australia

Warren Marks

Director of LEAP NSW

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New South Wales, Australia

Sue Lazenby

Director LEAP NSW

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Regional Coordinators

The following list contains the names of local people have previously been involved in the LEAP program and are happy to provide advice and assistance in answering your questions and enquiries about the LEAP program. Please also feel free to contact the LEAP Directors (Sue Lazenby and Warren Marks) directly with your enquiries

North-by-North West

Hunter (by Central Coast)

Cental West

South-by-South West

Illawarra (by South Coast)

Metropolitan Primary

Metropolitan Secondary

Program Evaluation

See how LEAP has already impacted other educational leaders professional.

It opened me up to the world of education. Having the opportunity to go and live with another educator and virtually live and breath education was amazing! Having them come into our home and to be able to share with them our beliefs, values and visions for my school was highly reaffirming for me as a principal.
Pam Grosse, Primary Principal
The LEAP experience was an excellent opportunity to meet principals from both Australia and overseas who were equally keen to learn about cutting edge educational systems which are making real gains in student outcomes. The program is ideally timed so that it has minimum interruption to school times. It was the experience of a life-time and a wonderful opportunity to make new life-long friends.
Kerry Barker, Principal, Sturt Public School
LEAP was the best professional learning I have undertaken to support my leadership of a school at a time of change. The professional dialogue and learning were invaluable and were directly applicable to my role. LEAP was a great experience which I would recommend to all school leaders.
Marianne Siokos, Principal, Woolooware High School
The inclusion in the LEAP program allowed me the opportunity to engage in a deep level of professional learning which I was able to personalize to suit my own interests and expertise. The opportunity to look beyond our system and learn from colleagues in a completely different system (Ontario) was incredibly powerful and inspired my interest in professional reading and further action research.
Jennifer Parke, Primary Principal

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