Dr Emma Burgess is Danebank’s seventh principal. She came to us with a wealth of wisdom and experience, having completed her doctoral research in quality teaching and learning and having held senior leadership roles across several Australian schools.
Dr Burgess has been with Danebank since the beginning of 2020 and in just three years, has had an extraordinary impact across every area of our school.
With her deep love and true compassion for our Danebank girls in her heart and at the core of all decisions, Dr Burgess has been building on a strong foundation and has steered the school into greater levels of excellence: infusing fresh, research-based ideas, improving learning and systems, developing teams, and building teacher capacity - all while preserving the special and unique features of the Danebank experience.
We quickly came to realise that God had blessed us with a strategic, people-centred, forward-thinking leader and we know we are in very good hands.
Dr Burgess has led a change-agenda, focusing on enriching two key pillars of our community: wellbeing and learning, underpinned by the truth of the Gospel and faith in our God.
The entire school is actively weaving a research-based approach to learning and wellbeing into the fabric of all we do here at Danebank and it is exciting to be part of it.