Dina Zunis - Principal - Primary Leader of the Year - 2021
SA Public Education Awards 2021
'Dina is a passionate and committed leader who drives change and improvement through an inclusive culture of high expectations of staff and students, enabled through quality teaching and learning. Often visible in the classroom, her focus on collaborative working relationships with students, staff, families and support services has made an impact across the school and preschool, and has resulted in sustained improvement in student outcomes across NAPLAN, PAT-R, Running Records and phonics screening. Dina has been invited to share her Educational Narrative with other partnerships, demonstrating pedagogical shifts that have positively impacted on student results through her strategic vision and design.'
Dina Zunis: As principal, I see my role as a very noble role in the school community, where I support students, staff and parents. Also, I see myself as an educational leader, where I work strongly around supporting curriculum and driving improvement in students and learning.
Jenni McNamara: Dina as a leader drives change throughout the school. She's proactive about PDs and making sure that her staff are well equipped with knowledge, skills, and transferring those skills into learning in the classrooms with the kids.
Taylor Fieldhouse: Her relationship with the students is like nothing I've ever seen before. Like any time, you know, Dina walks through the school, she will know all students by name, she'll straight away know all the families.
Dina Zunis: Some of the impacts that I feel I have influenced has been particularly around student learning improvement, and that's been a credit to the very committed staff, and the uptake on professional learning, which has then impacted on teacher practice. And through that we've seen enormous gains in our student results, particularly around NAPLAN, running records and the phonic screener.
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