Executive Director of Schools (formerly Principal Broadbeach State School)


Effective Instruction to move from Good to Great

This session will demonstrate the remarkable outcomes that can be achieved by understanding and applying the principles of effective instruction in schools and will outline how this has been done and could be replicated.


Michael became a school principal in Queensland 21 years ago and has been a principal of 9 schools across the state. He also worked for a Singaporean education company in SE Asia as a Project Director. Michael has been Principal of Broadbeach SS since 2011. During this time, Broadbeach has progressed from average results, to now being regarded as the highest performing primary school in the SE Qld Region and one of the highest in Australia. He has recently finished an Honours degree in Psychological Science and incorporates principles he has learned from this to improve both student learning and staff performance. He is now Executive Director Schools at Good to Great Schools Australia.