Acting Executive Principal
Ms Barbara O'Brien
Barbara O’Brien is a highly experienced educator well known in the Goulburn Valley. A former principal of Wilmot Rd and Grahamvale Primary Schools, Ms O’Brien served as a regional leader of a network of local schools before being named the inaugural principal of Benalla P-12 College following its merger. At an Executive Principal level she worked in school improvement across the region and more recently, as the Senior Education Improvement Leader at Greater Shepparton Secondary College.
Ms O'Brien will be Acting Executive Principal in 2021 while a recruitment process takes place for the substantive role.
Campus and assistant principals
Mr John Sciacca (Campus principal, McGuire Campus)
As the Nathalia Secondary College principal for nine years and with previous experience teaching in Greater Shepparton secondary schools, Mr Sciacca brings a focus on improved student pathways through enhanced literacy and numeracy skills, and strong community engagement skills.
Mr Stephen Bolton (Campus principal, Mooroopna Campus)
Current principal of Mooroopna Secondary College, Mr Bolton will play a leading role in the implementation of specialist curriculum for Year 9 students next year, focusing on inquiry-based and experiential learning, student resilience, sense of community, and career planning.
Mr Jon Neall (Campus principal, Wanganui Park Campus)
A history teacher at the outset of his career, Mr Neall has extensive teaching experience across many subjects including VCE English, VCE History, Business Management and a range of secondary humanities subjects and year levels.
Ms Megan Michalaidis (Assistant principal, Teaching and Learning)
Currently an Assistant Principal at McGuire College, Ms Michalaidis will continue to bring expertise in curriculum and instructional design, and will work across the three campuses to lead and shape the new college’s teaching and learning strategy.