Each school that participates in the Fogarty EDvance program is assigned a coach/mentor who will help them to build their capability – and that of their school’s leadership team – over time. Fogarty EDvance’s mentors have been selected based on their success in improving educational outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities, during their time working with the Department of Education or Catholic Education Office, as principals or executives.  The mentors work one-on-one with principals and school leadership teams, in both a coaching and mentoring capacity, to support each school through a program of improvement.

Fogarty EDvance Coach-Mentors

Ross Albones

  • Developing school accountability and improvement plans
  • Selecting and recruiting staff
  • Leading change management
  • Developing leadership and management skills
  • Engaging communities and networking
Following graduation from Claremont Teachers College in 1966, Ross held teaching positions in Western Australian public schools until receiving promotion to Deputy Principal at East Narrogin Primary School in 1975. This was followed by further Deputy Principal appointments at Exmouth and Carine prior to promotion to Principal of North Scarborough Junior Primary School in 1982. Ross held principal positions over the next 20 years at Lake Gwelup, Lockridge and Beaumaris Primary Schools.

During this time he studied externally to gain BA(UWA), BEd(WAIT) and MEdAdmin(UNE) degrees. He was also awarded the position of Fellow with the Western Australian Council for Educational Administration as well as a Leadership Centre Fellowship for a North American Study Tour. He was also a Principal of the Year finalist in 1997 and 1998. , Ross acted as District Director in the Joondalup and Fremantle Districts before becoming a substantive Director in Fremantle Peel and Canning Districts, a total of 10 years at senior executive level. Since his retirement from the Department of Education in 2011 Ross has worked as a consultant and coach-mentor in Western Australian schools.

Ross’s professional expertise and interests include educational and instructional leadership, school accountability and school improvement.

Rod Baker

  • Supporting the development of principals.
  • Assisting leadership teams prepare their school community for change.
  • Assisting in the implementation of whole school processes.
  • Promoting education for Aboriginal students.
Rod Baker enjoyed 48 years working with the WA Education Department, working in a variety of roles including as a teacher, deputy principal and principal. A highlight of his career was to open One Arm Point Remote Community School with his wife Gail in 1975, where they spent the first three months of the year teaching under a tree on the beach and living in a caravan. After four years living in paradise Rod moved back to the south of the state and continued working in several different schools. In 1998 Rod won the Rotary Principal of the Year Award. In 2000 Rod was appointed to the position of District Director in the Albany District and, after three years there, moved to Geraldton to take up the position of District Director in the Mid-West District, a role he held for five years. The time as a district director, working with rural schools, provided Rod with terrific examples of the fantastic leadership provided by principals in our country schools and also helped him to develop an awareness of the many challenges they face in often isolated or remote circumstances. In 2008 Rod returned to a school leadership position, taking up the role of principal of Kalumburu Remote Community School (perhaps the most remote location in the country), together with Gail as deputy, accepting the challenge of rebuilding the school after years of community dysfunction. After two years he moved across to the principal’s position at Kununurra District High School and completed four years there before retiring, taking up a position as an Independent Public School Reviewer.

Pauline Coghlan

  • Building leadership capacity
  • Facilitating change and school improvement
  • Supporting leaders in developing Business plans
  • Mentoring newly appointed Principals
Pauline commenced science teaching in 1974 and as a Principal has led four secondary schools over a 20 year period. This included spending 8 years as Principal of Shenton College from 2000 to 2007, during which time the school won TopPublic School of the Year award in three consecutive years, from 2005 to 2007. Pauline was awarded in 2006 both the Outstanding Woman in Leadership Award and West Coast District Outstanding Principal Award and in 2007 was given the WASSEA Outstanding Leadership Award after being nominated by her peers.

Pauline has also held senior positions in the Department of Education. Together with another Coach/Mentor, Peter Holcz, Pauline was one of four foundation Directors of Schools Review which was responsible for the development of processes for the review of the performance of schools of concern and schools whose performance is consistently high.

She has also been Director of School Innovation and Reform, responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the Independent Public Schools initiative. More recently, Pauline blends her work with Fogarty EDvance with a role as an Independent School Reviewer for the Department of Education Services; reviewing Independent Public Schools and undertaking re-registration of non-government schools. She is also an Accredited Change 2 facilitator and presenter of Leading School Improvement for the Institute of Professional Learning.

Eileen (Les) Day

  • Focus on high expectations and success for all students
  • Development of a collaborative approach to school improvement
  • Building high performance, collaborative teams with a sharp focus on school and individual student performance
  • Supporting and building leadership capacity within schools
Les Day has successfully lead schools in a diverse range of educational settings and throughout her long career in schools she has built effective relationships with many and varied communities. Les is an experienced school leader who leads within a collaborative environment where decisions are based on research and rigorous analysis of school data. She believes that at the heart of her work, is a desire to create an environment that challenges each member of the team to focus on positives where creative thinking and problem solving for continuous growth is critical to school improvement. She is a leader that empowers staff to develop their potential within a culture that is based on respect, trust and credibility. Les has a clear sense of purpose based on high expectations, strong communication with an ability to engage people and motivate them to act in new areas. Highlights of Les's career include the amalgamation of Balga Junior Primary and Balga Primary school in 1996; the transition of Wembley Primary School to IPS status in 2011; and being a Principal of the Year Finalist in 2012. After thirteen years at Wembley Primary School, Les finished her 46-year career, with 40 years as a school leader with the Department of Education. She now looks forward to the opportunities working with the EDvance team.

Carlyn Dyer

  • School strategic planning
  • Analysis and use of data to drive school planning
  • Team building for a positive school culture
  • Staff management including poor performance
Carlyn commenced teaching in 1969 and has a wealth of experience across a range of schools, with a great deal of time spent in schools from low socio-economic areas including Coolbellup, East Narrogin, Balga and Lockridge primary schools. Carlyn was a foundation staff member in two schools and had the opportunity to work with a team to shape these schools and their goals for their future. Positions held include: classroom teacher, Senior Teacher, Deputy Principal, School Development Officer, Education Consultant, Principal and Principal Consultant. Carlyn’s last school as Principal was Glen Forrest Primary and after nine years at this school officially retired. Carlyn spent a further two years with Catholic Education as a Strategic Planning Officer and then as the Child Protection Project Officer. Since then, Carlyn has been working with 97 schools to develop Strategic Plans, facilitating sessions on developing and implementing Code of Conduct and training staff in the Keeping Safe child protective behaviours program. This was part of work to assist schools in meeting Department of Education Standards. Other interests include supporting schools to compete in the Tournament of Minds competition. Carlyn travels as far as Esperance to facilitate workshops for teachers and students from yrs. 3 -10. Carlyn is an active member of the Tournament of Minds Committee and judges at regional and state levels.

Tim Emery

  • Supporting schools to develop strategic long and short term school improvement plans
  • Coaching and mentoring with an outcome oriented approach
  • School contextual analysis
Tim Emery has worked in Catholic, Government, Independent primary and secondary schools. He served as principal in four Catholic school communities over 27 years from 1988 until mid 2015. Tim holds Masters degrees in Educational Policy and Administration, and Religious Education.

Tim has worked closely with school leadership teams and staff to develop school improvement plans that respond to the needs of their school. Tim understands the important contributions parent committees and School Boards make and their relevant constitutional, operational, and governance responsibilities.

In 2011 Tim was the recipient of the John Laing Award for supporting the professional development of peer principals. In 2012 he received a Service Award from the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) and in 2013 was awarded Life Membership to APPA.

Tim’s experience includes membership of the National Executive Council of the Australian Primary Principals Association, the Executive Committee of the WA Catholic Primary Principals Association, serving as President for several years, and as a member of the WA Catholic Education Commission.

John Garnaut

  • Business planning/target setting/target monitoring/alignment with accountability and Annual Reports
  • Aligning school organisational structures and planning under a model of distributed leadership with collaborative team structures and processes
  • Developing school culture as a pre-requisite for change management
  • Developing and understanding school and system policy
  • Establishing full service provision models
John Garnaut commenced his career in education as a Physical Education teacher having completed his degree at UWA. He has recently retired from his position with the Department of Education where he was Director Schools in the West Coast District. Previous roles with the Department included Director Teaching and Learning, Superintendent Health and Physical Education and Director Schools in the Mid-West and Swan education districts.

Much of John’s career as a teacher and as a director has been spent supporting schools in low socioeconomic areas.

John has a strong curriculum background. He was active in providing national and state leadership in the writing of HPE curriculum policy and documentation including the Design Brief for the initial national Collaborative Curriculum Project, the WA Curriculum Framework and the Outcomes and Standards Framework. He has lectured for 2 years full time in the teacher-training program at the WA College of Advanced Education. He currently works part time for the Department of Education services reviewing IPS and non-government schools. John’s passion for supporting schools with disadvantage led to his involvement in the EDvance Project, and extends internationally where he is voluntary chairperson of the ANGKOR Project which provides support to 23 schools in the Kampong Speu Province in Cambodia.

Peter Holcz

  • Leading change – knowledge of what is required and facilitation skills and techniques to assist this process
  • Leading school improvement - Knowledge and understanding of the key requirements.
  • Developing school plans and operational plans - skills and techniques to involve leadership teams in developing shared plans
Until recently, Peter has been the Acting Managing Director of the Department of Education WA’s Institute for Professional Learning; developing policy, strategy and business plans that focus on building the skills and capacity of the education workforce by providing high quality, relevant and systemic professional learning and promoting career pathways. Peter has also been one of three foundation Directors of the Schools Innovation Reform Unit (SIRU) who ensured that the first phase of the Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative was successfully implemented. In 2008 and 2009 Peter was one of four foundation Directors of the Expert Review Group (ERG) responsible for the development of a process to independently review schools whose performance is of concern or is consistently high. In this role Peter provided independent advice to the Director General as part of assuring the high standards of student performance and school effectiveness in the Western Australian public school system.

Peter has also had experience as a Principal and was the Foundation Principal of Mindarie Senior College (MSC) from 2002 to 2007. In this role he was responsible for establishing a Senior College that caters for young adults and aims to attract students from the non-government schools. His work there saw him awarded the Australian Government National Award: ‘Excellence by a Principal Best National Achievement Award’ in 2008 and the school won Top Public School of the Year Award 2005 and West Coast Education District School in 2005 (the latter from 120 schools).

Eirlys Ingram

  • School effectiveness and improvement
  • Leadership development and distributive models of leadership
  • Student engagement and developing models for improvement
  • School strategic planning
  • Facilitating change in school communities
Eirlys has worked in a range of school leadership positions and in later years at the systemic, strategic level as a member of the senior executive and corporate executive of the Department of Education. She has considerable expertise, experience and understanding of schools, policy and system issues. She has also strong networks and links with government, non-government and community agencies including universities, training organisations and professional associations.

Eirlys sincerely enjoyed the role of school principal and the capacity to make a difference to the education of children and young people. She was also a District Director, Director Schools, Assistant Regional Executive Director and Executive Director with the Department of Education. She has maintained a passion for providing the best possible education for each individual child.

In addition Eirlys was a Director within the Schools Innovation and Reform Unit responsible for the early stages of the roll out of Independent Public Schools. This expertise coupled with her appointment as the inaugural Director State-wide Schooling Planning has provided her with a high level of knowledge relating to schooling provision throughout the State.

She has been a key member of a range of committees, advisory groups, reference groups, Boards and Councils.

Janine Milton

  • Developing school improvement planning, monitoring and review
  • Facilitating strategic thinking
  • Executive coaching- individual and team
  • Supporting leaders to address operational and personnel management issues
Janine is an experienced educational leader with a passion for collaborative endeavours that have a strong moral purpose regarding issues of social justice and equity. Janine has worked in education in Western Australia for 35 years. Initially she taught in a variety of schools- special education, primary and secondary schools in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Western Australia. For 24 years she held a range of education leadership positions in schools, education districts and central office.

As Principal of primary schools in Walpole and Manjimup, she was known to be a forthright and innovative leader, building staff capacity and empowering local communities. She was a finalist in the 2002 Principal of the Year Awards, nominated by staff and community.

In 2004-2007, in the role of District Director in Esperance and Warren Blackwood Education Districts, Janine provided leadership to principals and support to schools. In 2008, she was selected in the inaugural team of four Directors to establish the Expert Review Group to review schools of concern or exemplary practice.

In 2011-13, as Assistant Executive Director of Aboriginal Education Innovation, Janine developed an action research project to enable a group of schools to develop local solutions to improve the outcomes of Aboriginal students through increased flexibility and local autonomy. This was thought provoking and challenging work.

Now, Janine has her own consultancy and along with the EDvance coach/mentor role, she also works for the Department of Education Services reviewing Independent Public Schools and undertaking re-registration of non-Government schools. She is a trained Change2 facilitator and a Level 4 Growth Coach.

Rose Moroz

  • Leading change and consultation
  • Managing difficult people, mediation, conflict resolution
  • Strength based approaches
  • Managing poor performance
  • Understanding communication styles
  • Managing upward
  • Stress management, staff wellness
  • Governance
Rose Moroz has been a high school teacher and Principal of a government secondary school. She has held various senior positions in the Department of Education. She was selected to represent Australia in Oxford in the UK in 1992, in recognition of her leadership capacity, highly effective interpersonal and communication skills and her commitment to future generations.

She has negotiated a variety of agreements and agendas at state, national and international level and has chaired numerous committees and working parties across government.

She was a member of the Road Safety Council for 10 years and contributed to a wide range of community engagement programs with a focus on the safety of young people.

She is married to Dr Wally Moroz, formerly an education senior lecturer at Edith Cowan University. They have five adult children and three grandchildren.

Kevin Pilkington

  • Planning for school improvement
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Promoting your school in your community
  • Managing staff management
  • Facilitating change management
  • Indigenous education
Kevin commenced teaching with the Education Department of Western Australia in 1977 where he enjoyed a career spanning 31 years. Holding the positions of classroom teacher, Youth Education Officer, Head of Department (English), Deputy Principal, Principal (Senior High Schools) and Principal Consultant (District Office) allowed for an engaging and rewarding career enjoyed across schools throughout the state.

A passion for rural life and a keen interest in Indigenous education meant twenty four of those years were spent in regional WA.

In 2007 Kevin joined Edith Cowan University as an Executive Director in the School of Education with the portfolio of Partnerships, building relationships with school systems, industry partners and individual schools. Kevin lectured and researched in the area of Educational Leadership (Masters Level) and has published and delivered conference papers in this field.

Currently working as a consultant, Kevin conducts independent review of Non-Government Schools and Independent Public Schools on behalf of the Department of Education Services, conducts research and sessional lecturing for ECU, develops and delivers professional development for teachers and is acting as a mentor within the EDvance program.

Chris Sandri

  • Leading educational and organisational change
  • Facilitating leadership development and shared leadership models
  • Developing self-review processes for school improvement
  • Strengthening goverance and accountability processes
  • Coaching and mentoring
Cris Sandri has extensive leadership and management experience in a range of schools, education institutions and in Central Office of the Department of Education. She has been recognised in a variety of forums for her contributions and commitment to education including being awarded Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (ACE); Life membership of the Speech & Hearing Centre; Barr Medal for excellence in post graduate studies and in 2012 was awarded the WA Department of Education's Women of Achievement Award. She has presented at local, state, national and international educational forums and conferences.

Cris Sandri was invited to join the WA committee of ACE in 1986 and has continued to serve on the state committee. She has held executive positions with ACE at state and national level including WA State President, membership of the National Council and 5 years as a Director on the ACE National Board. She has held executive positions on several Boards both within education and across other sectors.

After fifteen years as Principal of Highgate Primary (selected in the first 34 schools in WA to gain the status of Independent Public School), Cris completing a career of 48 years in education and 45 years in leadership positions to take up a position as an Independent Reviewer with the Department of Education Services, reviewing Independent Public Schools and undertaking re-registration of non-government schools. She is also an Accredited Change 2 facilitator and has presented for the Institute of Professional Learning.

Su Wilson

  • Leading school improvement – school self-review, data literacy, collaborative planning and target setting.
  • Improving teacher practice through performance management.
  • School libraries, ICT and digital learning capabilities
  • Working with the School Board/Council, building community partnerships.
Su Wilson (nee Goddard) commenced her career in public education in 1979, working in both in metropolitan and country schools, including 18 years in roles of school leadership. Her recognition as an educationalist led to her appointment to consultative roles in supporting schools across the state in curriculum implementation, School Library management and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Su has a record of continuing success built around innovation, people management and strategic leadership within the education industry.

She has presented papers at national conferences on Information Literacy and ICT, has authored articles published throughout Australia and is a recipient of the WA Innovation in Education Award.

Su has worked as Principal of four public primary schools, the last of which was Rosalie PS, performing in the top 50 schools Australia-wide in National Testing for two consecutive years, and ranked highest school in Western Australia in 2012.

At Rosalie, Su led the move to Independent Public School status and, following a successful Independent Review in 2013, joined the Department of Education Services as an Independent School Reviewer. She has co-written and now facilitates training for school leaders in school improvement and supervises aspiring leaders online on behalf of the Institute of Professional Learning. She is an accredited Change2 Facilitator.

Ross Albones

Rod Baker

Pauline Coghlan

Eileen (Les) Day

Carlyn Dyer

Tim Emery

John Garnaut

Peter Holcz

Eirlys Ingram

Janine Milton

Rose Moroz

Kevin Pilkington

Chris Sandri

Su Wilson

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