Heidi McGlashan

South East Region

About Heidi

Heidi’s diverse roles with the education industry has enabled her to embellish everything that is ‘Leadership’ over the last 10 years.
From Principal to Head of Department, Heidi has helped drive change in culture throughout her career and now embarks on expanding her leadership skills.


  • Applying the School Improvement Model to lead and drive school improvement priorities.

  • Using strengths based coaching to develop resilience and build leadership capacity.

  • Implementing systems and processes to support collaboration and improve school culture.

  • Supporting school leaders to build effective teams to drive school improvement.



  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching (in progress) – Australian College of Applied Professions
  • Diploma of Education (Music Methods) – University of New England
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of New England


Principal, Helensvale State School

  • Lead school improvement with a focus on student outcomes through collaboration, culture and curriculum.
  • Contextualise systemic expectations to align HSS with Department of Education
  • Lead the implementation of the 14 Parameters of school improvement (Lyn Sharratt’s Clarity) at HSS and support South East Region schools in their implementation through developing and facilitating professional learning programs and mentoring school leaders.
  • A key member of an SER team to develop an Intentional Collaboration program for school leaders.
    Implement High Performance Teams

2013 – 2018

Deputy Principal (Junior Secondary), Helensvale State High School

  • Support the academic and social development of students in Years 7-9
  • Led the successful implementation of Professional Learning Teams and establishing HSHS as an accredited Professional Learning Community.
  • Lead the English, Maths, Science and Junior Secondary Heads of Department to focus on student improvement and intentional collaboration.
  • Implement a whole school Reading Framework and Numeracy Framework.
  • Collaborated with SER Flying Start team to pilot systems and process for the transition of Year 7 to secondary schools. Collaborate with partner primary schools to ensure a smooth learning transition for students.


Deputy Principal (Junior Secondary), Upper Coomera State College

  • Developed a Differentiation Framework Prep-Year 12 for the college.
  • Supported the academic and social development of students in Years 7-9
  • Collaborated with the college Deputy Principal team to develop and implement a P-12 Literacy Framework

Head of Department (Middle School) – Browns Plains SHS
Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) – Beenleigh SHS
Music Teacher, Responsible Thinking Classroom Coordinator – Park Ridge SHS
Teacher – Boronia Heights SS, Woodridge North SS, Springwood Road SS, New England Girls’ School

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