PENNY JAYNE

PENNY JAYNE
Assistant principal
Elsternwick Primary School (VIC)

Penny Jayne is well known at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in the US. That’s because her work with Harvard’s Data Wise Project has led to her being invited back repeatedly, and as the only non-American accredited Data Wise Coach, this year she will mentor incoming Teaching Fellows and present Elsternwick Primary School’s work as an elementary school case study. Jayne realised since her Masters in school leadership that despite the overwhelming volume and access to student data, teachers and school leaders experience difficulty using data to inform the planning, teaching and evaluation of instructional interventions. After studying at Harvard, Jayne used the Data Wise Improvement Process to create an adult learning community at her own school, as the foundation for teacher-led action research. Her success is now championed by Harvard, and Jayne has also been recognised by ACARA, with an invitation to represent Victoria in their Math Proficiencies Project.