MICHAEL HORNBY

MICHAEL HORNBY
Acting principal
Mabel Park State High School (QLD)

Michael Hornby has moved into an acting principal role at Mabel Park State High School at the age of only 35, thanks to an already-inspiring career working in schools in similar low socioeconomic areas. Approaching education with the mindset that every student should have the opportunity to succeed no matter their background, Hornby used his previous substantive post as deputy principal at Ipswich State High School to make a powerful difference to student lives over a five-year period. Some of his achievements and career highlights to date include launching an extensive Teacher Peer Coaching Program that was able to dramatically improve student results, the establishment of a $5m Trade Training Facility for students, and the building of a highly successful Sporting Excellence Program.