Mr Warren Marks, Australia
This paper was published in February 2004.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mr Warren Marks
commenced with the New South Wales Department of Education
and Training (NSW DET) in 1965.
During his career in primary education he taught in urban and rural schools, small and large schools, held all executive positions and held three principalships (Terara Primary School, 1984-1988); Batemans Bay Primary School, 1994-1997 and Albion Park Primary School, 1998-2001).
For three years (1977-1980) he worked in Teacher Education as a practicum supervisor and lecturer.
In 1983 Warren Marks was an exchange teacher to British Columbia (Canada).
From 1989-1992 he was the Teacher Welfare Officer for South Coast Region (NSW DET).
In 2002 and 2003 Warren Marks was the Primary Leadership Initiatives Principal for NSWDET, based at Head Office, in Sydney.
In this role he
was actively involved in NSW DET
review of Leadership Preparation and Development Strategy and the development of a new strategy.
filled this function as the representative of NSW Primary Principals Association
During this period he
was the recipient of the 2003 Frank Farrell Memorial Award (a joint NSW DET
& NSWPPA award).
has been actively involved in NSW Primary Principals Association
(holding many executive positions), the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (holding a NSW Fellowship) and also being the recipient of Wollongong Chapter of Australian Educational Council Award
He is currently the Transition Principal for NSW DET in the Primary and Early Childhood Education Directorate.
Mr Warren Marks
can be contacted by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
'Effective leadership preparation and development programs which are based on a mentoring philosophy and which have the support/involvement of local principals' associations.'
(Warren Marks, November, 2003)