Mr Peter Kelly
Each year, the PDN committee organise a series of provocative, helpful and informative leadership sessions in one of two formats. This event will be a breakfast seminar at Queensland Cricketer's Club with Peter Kelly, the new Deputy Director-General State Schools, Department of Education.
As Deputy Director-General of State Schools, Peter Kelly is responsible for providing strategic leadership to drive and support Queensland state schools. Ensuring students develop the knowledge, skills and qualities required for success.
Peter is committed to the vision to help every child succeed in a safe supportive environment and brings a thorough knowledge of the day-to-day operations of Queensland state schools based on his 30 years of education experience.
Peter began his career as a teacher in Mount Isa, then worked as a year and subject coordinator, a head of department and then on to working as a deputy principal, principal and also executive principal in various schools. Later in his career, Peter was appointed as the secondary Teaching and Learning Auditor which saw him visiting schools in every corner of the state, before taking up corporate positions as Assistant Regional Director and Executive Director in State Schools Performance.
Most recently, Peter held the position of Regional Director - North Queensland where he worked with 110 schools and 250+ early childhood education and care services across the region.