About Pam

Pam Ryan is an educator and writer with thirty years of leadership experience in both the public and private education sectors, internationally and in the Australian context. Her interest and expertise lie in sharing and in facilitating development in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum, leadership, professional learning and education policy, with a particular interest in innovative and creative problem solving. Her first book, Leadership in Education: Learning from Experience deals with some of these themes and is due for release by Halstead Press in June 2015.
From 2010-14, Pam was Director of Education for a Hong Kong-based community of 21 schools. Previously, Pam spent seven years as a School Education Director for a group of thirty-one schools in the New South Wales government system, had wider regional responsibility for secondary curriculum and, at State level, project-managed the implementation of new legislation for raising the school leaving age.
During her time as an Education Director Pam designed two collaborative ‘virtual school’ innovations: a shared senior curriculum delivery across five schools, and a regional selective school provision across twenty secondary schools. Pam spent ten years as principal of a secondary school in the NSW State system. Pam began her teaching career as a teacher of English and History.
In community life, Pam served a 4-year term as a councillor in local government, including a year as Deputy Mayor of a regional city.

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