Maria is a Director, Public Schools with the NSW Department of Education, Sydney Australia, responsible for supporting and working alongside 32 principals who lead primary, secondary and special schools.
Her work involves collaborating with colleagues at a school, Network and system level to ensure that principals are positioned and supported to successfully lead their school communities. A primary focus of her role is to harness the potential of collective efficacy to acknowledge, share and celebrate leadership and actions that positively impact on success for students.
Maria uses a positive, solution-focused approach to the growth and development of educational and transformational leadership. Her focus is on enhancing the potential for leaders to apply an agile and innovative approach to leading. Her leadership is defined by applying a positive, growth mindset to change and future focused approaches to coaching and mentoring for success.