Allison Johansen

Dean of Learning (on Leave for 2023)

I have the belief that in order for our staff to have the most positive impact on a student’s education, they need support to continue to grow and develop in their careers. My role here at the College allows me to support our early career and experienced teachers to continue to thrive in their careers, to improve student learning outcomes. Having worked in variety of schools in the state, independent and Catholic sectors, and with a background as an Expert Writing Team Member for QCAA, involved in the QCT National Stakeholder Consultation Process, a School-based Leader and being published in ACEL’s Australian Educational Leader, I use my knowledge in my role as Assistant to the Principal, Professional Teaching and Learning. I strongly believe in the use of evidence-based pedagogy to support students to make greater gains in their learning and have driven the Professional Learning Program across the College.

My educational philosophy is centred on value-adding, where all students and staff alike, are given opportunities to improve their learning outcomes, be they academic or pastoral. My mission is to support educators to create successful learners who are confident, creative, active and informed citizens – people who confront challenges with hope and wisdom, whilst being caring, considerate and compassionate towards themselves and others.