Improvers Academy Facilitator

Dr Ryan Dunn has considerable experience within education and has advised and collaborated with schools and districts across Australia, the USA and Canada. As a Director as Breakspear Learning Ryan has worked extensively with leaders in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Alberta to support leadership development at a system, network and school level.

Ryan is also lecturer at a leading University in Australia where his work focuses on teacher professional learning, educational leadership, practitioner research and primary mathematics. He is currently leading the Melbourne Catholic Education Office (CEM) School Wide Improvement Forums that is a partnership between Breakspear Learning, CEM and and over 50 Southern Region Primary School Improvement Teams. As a speaker, Ryan has delivered keynotes on topics such as: Leading Improvement, Developing Teaching Expertise, Peer Coaching, Evaluative Thinking, High Performing Teams and Mathematical Reasoning.

Ryan completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Hattie. His PhD focused on the effectiveness of educational design research as a form of teacher professional learning. He is a lead facilitator for Agile Leadership and Teaching Sprints programs across Australia.

Teaching Sprints Development & Facilitator

Bronwyn is a Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Melbourne (Graduate School of Education), where she specialises in clinical teaching and developmental assessment. A primary school music teacher by background, Bronwyn’s interests lie at the intersection of current assessment theory and the everyday practice of teachers. Bronwyn is keenly interested in how teachers can design more reliable assessment tools to reflect what students can do, and what they are ready to learn next.

Bronwyn consults with a range of metropolitan and regional schools, assisting them to develop quality assessment tools which reflect evidence-based progressions of learning.

Facilitator & School Improvement Coach

Ricky has significant leadership experience in education reform: working across schools, education systems and in the not-for-profit sector. She is founder and Director of EdCapital, an education consultancy. She was Founding Director of the Centre for New Public Education, held system leadership positions in US school districts and spent 7 years as a teacher and school leader.

Ricky is a Menzies Scholar and a graduate of Harvard where she completed a Masters of Education Policy and Management. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hon1) from the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking research on how system leaders help principals improve student learning outcomes.

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Teaching Sprints Facilitator

Prior to joining the Breakspear Learning team, Luke worked for over 15 years as a teacher and school leader in the Victorian Government Secondary system. Whilst working in school settings he completed Graduate research into how student voice can be used to inform teacher professional learning. Following this, Luke began his Doctoral research investigating how students respond emotionally and cognitively when presented with teacher feedback.

Luke is currently a Research Fellow at a leading University, and has taught in a range of Masters programs in the field of Education and Leadership. Luke also presents locally and internationally in the area of feedback, instructional practice, and evidence-based teaching; and, works with schools and other learning organisations to optimise feedback practices to maximise their impact.

Consultant, System Improvement & Impact

Lynne has more than a decade of experience in strategy and innovation in Australia and the United States.

Prior to working with Agile Schools, Lynne was a Principal in the Boston Consulting Group’s Sydney and San Francisco offices, where she worked with clients in the private, government and not-for-profit sector on topics including digital innovation, building the delivery capability of government, and improving access to financial services for the poor.

Lynne holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelors degree and Masters of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.