Brisbane Boys’ College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Louise Morris as the new Head of the Junior School commencing in January 2020.
Her appointment follows the resignation of current Head of Junior School, Mr Keith Dalleywater, effective from the end of Term 4 2019, who leaves to take up the position of Head of Junior School at St Philip’s Christian College, Port Stephens, commencing in January 2020. The College community expresses their collective gratitude to Keith for the positive impact he has had on our College in his role as Head of Junior School and confirms the high regard with which he is held by the Junior School boys, staff and parents.
Mrs Morris is an outstanding educational leader with a proven track record of success in a diverse range of schools. Currently the Dean of the LINQ Academy at Sheldon College, Mrs Morris has held leadership positions in several Junior Schools and is eminently qualified as an experienced and innovative educator to provide the highest quality leadership from Prep to Year 6.
Mrs Morris has dual degrees from Griffith University, is currently undertaking a Certificate in School Management & Leadership through the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School and is a member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.
Mrs Morris’ colleagues describe her as an educational professional who has consistently demonstrated the ability to strategically lead, inspire and develop rigorous, evidence-based curriculum and innovative pedagogy that achieves excellence in student outcomes and develops high-performing school communities.
Throughout her career, Mrs Morris has developed and led a wide range of initiatives and programs directly related to improved student wellbeing in its many forms.
Mrs Morris was described by a former Principal as, “a great communicator, a great motivator, someone who brings people with her, a consummate professional, the model of an educational leader and a person who lives and breathes education”.
Another Principal described Mrs Morris as, “one in a million, she has had a transformative impact on our school, she has the respect and admiration of staff and parents”.
Mrs Morris has a warm and engaging personality and will build upon the wonderful legacy of Mr Dalleywater and continue the growth and development of the Junior School.
Brisbane Boys’ College looks forward to wholeheartedly welcoming Mrs Morris to our community in 2020 and supporting her in her leadership of the Junior School.