Mrs Jane Rowlands

Jane has extensive experience in leading change and creating vibrant learning communities for students. Her focus is on enhancing teaching and learning practices, school processes and procedures and community partnerships.

Prior to being appointed to Floreat Park, Jane held a system leadership role, supporting principals across the state to develop greater capacity to lead change and implement whole-school approaches in literacy and numeracy.  Other principalships include positions at Kapinara, Queens Park and Cannington Primary School.

An instructional leader with a clear understanding of what good contemporary teaching looks like, she works with teachers to develop high quality classroom practice, sustained by a strong performance and development culture and whole-school commitment to evidence based practice.

Jane is a graduate of Loughborough University in the United Kingdom achieving a Bachelor of Science with honours in Geography and Sports Science, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.  She is also Principal Fellow, playing a major role in leading change and improvement in schools and across the public school system in Western Australia to enhance education outcomes for students.  The Fellowship included study at Harvard University in Boston and undertaking research at a system level.

Interestingly, Jane’s first teaching post in Western Australia was at Floreat Park Primary School.