- Executive Leadership – Executive Principal, Djarragun College (Djarragun College and Cape York Girl Academy campuses)
Michael Barton is appointed Principal of Djarragun College in 2020. Before his appointment, Michael was Deputy Principal at Djarragun College and has also worked as Deputy Principal at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and was Head of Robb College at the University of New England in Armidale. Michael is committed to Djarragun College being the preeminent choice of school for families from across the country who seek an educational opportunity that develops students as proud leaders of their community.
Michael has extensive research experience in the areas of student engagement, teacher quality, school improvement and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. He has twenty years of experience leading boarding schools and completed his PhD research in exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students. He is an experienced primary and secondary teacher having worked in NSW and QLD and brings this knowledge to his role.