Our partners

Teach To Lead would not be possible without
the advice and support of the following people and organisations

Government partners

Teach To Lead is delivered in Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training.


Teach To Lead will partner with school jurisdictions across Australia, as the program grows, to ensure the program complements existing activities and supports the achievement of relevant government priorities.


The Sidney Myer Fund and Gandel Philanthropy partnered with Teach For Australia to establish Teach To Lead.


Strategic Council

Dr Ben Jensen

CEO, Learning First

Ben has considerable experience in education reform, advising governments in numerous countries. Previously the Director of the School Education Program at the Grattan Institute, Ben is now founding CEO of Learning First, a social enterprise working to reform school education. His research on education and school leadership has had a significant impact in Australia and internationally.

Larry Kamener

Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Larry Kamener is founder and global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s Public Sector practice. Larry has advised the Australian, New Zealand, Victorian, Queensland and New South Wales governments in the areas of education, welfare, justice, policing, health care, energy and transport.

Dr Barbara Watterston

Director, Watterston Consulting

Dr Barbara Watterston has held a number of teaching and school leadership positions and has managed large consultancy teams within the education and not-for-profit community sectors. She currently advises organisations in relation to the development of school and system leaders. Barbara’s research and facilitation focuses on the design and delivery of professional learning projects and programs to develop, enhance and promote the work of the profession, and in particular, school and system leadership.

Melodie Potts Rosevear

CEO and Founder, Teach For Australia

Melodie developed the original vision and business plan for Teach For Australia while completing her Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2014, Westpac and The Australian Financial Review named Melodie one of the 100 Women of Influence in recognition of her contribution to combating educational inequity in Australia.

International partners

The development of Teach To Lead has been greatly supported by a range of organisations with similar aims. In particular we are grateful for the ongoing advice and support of Ambition LeadersKIPP School Leadership ProgramsLeading Educators and organisations in the Teach For All network.