Dr. Jake Madden

After graduating with a primary teaching degree majoring in physical education Jake has enjoyed a successful teaching and leadership career across four educational systems throughout Australia and in the international school sector. He has been a principal in six schools over the last thirty years building and leading learning communities. He is passionate about leadership and the positive difference that it can make to teacher and student learning outcomes. Over many years, Jake has led and facilitated the professional learning of principals and staff at school, national and international level in the area of leadership, school improvement and curriculum development. He is widely published in the area of teachers as researchers, authoring six books and a number of journal articles showcasing his experiences and research into leading educational change. He is currently on the editorial board for the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change.