Assistant director of senior years
Melbourne Girls Grammar (VIC)
‘Transformational leader’ Andrew Drago has modelled and encouraged a school culture of innovation at Melbourne Girls Grammar, which is greatly benefitting students in their senior years. Drago has a passion for analysing and utilising data, and has successfully developed projects that have been able to use evidence to intervene with students at risk, identify underperforming students and target their support, as well as ensure students are working at or beyond their capacity. Drago is also a deep thinker on teaching and potential, encouraging teachers to subscribe to a ‘growth mindset’ that champions achievement through hard work and feedback, and showing teachers the impact teaching and the curriculum has on students even years later. Drago has assisted with a revised senior years’ program incorporating data on wellbeing, to educate students on social, emotional and physical health.