Principal brings back Harvard lessons

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Vasse Primary Principle Sinan Kerimofski has returned from a trip to Harvard
Camera IconVasse Primary Principle Sinan Kerimofski has returned from a trip to Harvard Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Vasse Primary School principal Sinan Kerimofski has returned to Busselton after experiencing the Harvard fellowship program.

The initiative is an Education Department program which has sent 80 principals to Harvard University for a leadership course.

This year 21 principals attended the esteemed New England college spending a week experiencing the intensive course with 150 principals from around the world.

Mr Kerimofski said the learning from other principals was “powerful, rich and varied”.

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“From a WA point of view it reinforced that we have a strong system,” he said.

“It was a great experience tapping into systemic initiatives and direction and overall a fantastic experience of world-class learning.”

Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Howard Gardner spoke to the contingent of principals about his theory of multiple intelligences which explains humans have several ways they can process information.

“We looked at a case study of the FBI, regarding strategic planning and developing organisational culture and how to shape learning for all via universal design learning,” Mr Kerimofski said.

“Our lecturers were incredible and I have shared some of that knowledge with the staff.

“I am very humbled to have been selected for this experience.”

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