Mark Dowley: A Rising Star

Congratulations to Mark, who has been recognised as one of 20 ‘up and coming trailblazers’ nationwide in The Educator’s Rising Star awards for 2019. Since joining BGS in 2017 as the Director of Staff Development, Mark has been instrumental in implementing the School’s cutting-edge Instructional Coaching Program from ELC to VCE.

Mark has improved, and continues to improve, the learning outcomes for BGS students by collecting the School’s own data as well as accessing external research to ensure that our practices are progressive and evidence-informed. He has played a key role in creating and implementing the school’s Effective Learner model, which is used in every classroom by every member of staff and every student.

Alongside his work with staff, and studying for his Doctor of Education, Mark contributes significantly to the co-curricular life of the boys, especially in a sports coaching capacity. We are privileged to have Mark on our staff.