Branch Executive Member
Malcolm Elliott is President of the Tasmanian Principals Association whose membership is drawn from principals and assistant principals of state schools. His work in this role ranges from Initial Teacher Education to support and celebration of principals retiring from the profession.
Malcolm began his teaching career in 1983 at Lilydale, in the north of the state, before moving to Prospect High School. He was a senior curriculum officer (literacy) before taking up a senior position at Cosgrove High School. He moved to Claremont High School as Assistant Principal in 1995 before becoming Principal there in 1997.
Malcolm was nominated by his colleagues to the position of Coordinating Principal in the Glenorchy Cluster from 2004 – 2007 before taking on the role of Principal of New Norfolk High School from 2007 to 2014.
His policy interest is in social and economic development through equity-based approaches to school education.
Malcolm’s classroom interest is in practical, formative, self-actualising approaches to student learning.
His leadership interests lie in the areas of leadership development, differentiated professional learning, and recognition of life-load and life-flow as impactors on professional health and wellbeing.