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Shauna Colnan

International Grammar School Principal Shauna Colnan has held significant leadership roles in some of Sydney’s leading independent schools, including Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School at MLC School and Head of Curriculum at Abbotsleigh. 

Shauna’s capacity as an educational leader has been enhanced by studies at the University of Sydney, the University of New England, New York University, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Think Tank on Global Education at Harvard University.

Shauna, who was awarded highest academic achiever within a global cohort in her MBA at the Graduate School of Business at UNE, believes schools must equip students to be world ready. 

A passionate teacher and curriculum expert, she has worked at the NSW Board of Studies (now NESA), was NSW supervisor of HSC English marking, led one of the nation’s largest English departments at Barker College, and has contributed to Teacher Education at Macquarie University.