Gabrielle Leigh is the former President of the Victorian Principal Association (VPA) 2009 – 2016 and the Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) 2011-2016. Presently, as well as her role as Consultant Coach at Growth Coaching International, she also works in a part-time capacity with the Department of Education and Training Victoria as a member of the Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy Team, delivering $5 million of initiatives.
She has worked with Victorian and Australian School leaders in Government primary schools to provide professional learning opportunities, facilitate collegial support and networking, and to advocate in their best interests at state and federal levels.
Gabrielle has a long and illustrious career in education. In 2000-2008 Gabrielle was College Principal/ Director of Caroline Springs College K-12, a school comprising of four campuses with over 3040 students. Over nine years she established four new school settings and worked strategically on building sharing partnerships with Shire, Independent sector and Catholic schools with the aim to build community capacity in a new suburb. Prior to this she was principal of Greensborough Primary School for five years.
Gabrielle is an Accredited Growth Coaching International Coach and holds life memberships of both the Australian Primary Principals Association (2016) and the Victorian Principals Association (2006). She is also a Fellow of Australian College of Educational Leaders (FACEL), a Fellow of ACE (FACE).
Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching.