Branch Executive Member
Leonie is currently the Principal of Karrinyup Primary School, taking up that position at the commencement of 2020 following on from being the Foundation Principal of Treendale Primary School. Treendale opened in 2014 in Australind under Leonie’s leaderhip. She has been a school leader in regional WA for over 17 years, leading a diverse range of schools in the Pilbara, Midwest and Goldfields before opening Treendale. Leonie also had the opportunity to act in the role of Regional Executive Director of the Wheatbelt at the end of 2019. This gave her an eye opening experience to the diverse and complex leadership required to lead schools in unique contexts with challenging circumstances.
Developing 21st Century learning skills in a dynamic, collaborative and fun learning environment where student and staff well being is valued and enhanced is paramount to Leonie’s beliefs. She strives to develop creative, curious, confident and resilient learners who are ‘Future Fit’. Leonie led Treendale to be widely recognised as a leader in the genuine and highly effective integration of Digital Technologies across all year levels and learning areas. As an Apple Distinguished School, Leonie is often asked to share the school’s journey and successes.
Leonie brings breadth across settings and is respected amongst many colleagues. During the recent COVID crisis she was asked to part of a small number of Princpals to offer advice and consultative leadership as well as head up a selection panel as moderator for the next round of Independent Public Schools.
In 2016 Leonie was amongst the first cohort of Principals to be selected to travel to Harvard University and become a ‘Fellow’ of WA public education.
As a long suffering Fremantle supporter and member, she enjoys the ‘odd’ SSB, long walks and the company of her three children, family & friends.