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Dr Stephen Codrington

  • Djarragun College Board – Chair
  • Cape York Girl Academy Board – Board Member

Stephen served for 25 years as Head of five international and multicultural schools in four countries. Drawing upon his experience during that time as a member, observer, evaluator, and advisor to school boards, he wrote a manual on school board effectiveness called ‘Optimal School Governance’, and now works with a number of school boards to enhance their governance policies and processes, strategic planning, performance reviews, change implementation, restructuring and crisis management. He also works with Alphacrucis College in the position of Director of School Governance and Leadership Development.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), a former Chairman of the Heads of Independent Co-educational Schools (HICES), former Vice-President of the Association of Executives of Christian Schools (AECS) and former President of several academic and teaching associations, including the Geography Teachers Association of NSW and the Geographical Society of NSW.

Stephen’s wider experience in education includes many years of service as a senior IB (International Baccalaureate) examiner, including five years as an IB Deputy Chief Examiner. He has spoken widely at various conferences and venues on themes such as change management, best practice in education, and building cross-cultural understanding through education. He is the author or co-author of 69 books, and his work has taken him to more than 160 countries. He maintains a personal website at www.stephencodrington.com.


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