Mrs Michelle Carroll
MEd, BEd, GradDipHlth, MACEL, AFAIM
An outstanding leader with a great passion for, and academic interest in, adolescent wellbeing, her focus is centred on creating and delivering an educational environment where girls’ individual strengths can flourish, and where girls are empowered to grow into confident, capable and healthy young women.
Mrs Michelle Carroll is the Principal of St Catherine’s School and her educational philosophy is based on the belief that young women will emerge from their School years with a strong sense of values, underpinned by integrity, wisdom, persistence and empathy
“By creating a rich learning environment, focusing strongly on the development and nurturing of the whole person, my vision is students will know their potential to achieve anything to which they may aspire, approaching adulthood as confident and resilient women. I believe a school culture must integrate critical awareness, a social conscience and quality relationships to strengthen a student’s sense of purpose in the world,” Says Mrs Carroll.
Prior to commencing at St Catherine’s, Mrs Carroll was Deputy Principal at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane, where she worked extensively to develop curriculum that attributed to St Margaret’s academic success. She also has comprehensive leadership and administration experience in schools with large boarding communities and extensive co-curricular and global exchange programs. Mrs Carroll has spent the majority of her career in girls’ education with wide experience in teaching and administration from a range of schools, including Loreto College in Brisbane, Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School and Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School. She has also taught for two years at the Japanese International Secondary School in Singapore.
Mrs Carroll grew up in Ballarat and has a Masters of Education Studies from the University of Queensland. She is committed to honouring St Catherine’s past traditions, building strong relationships within the St Catherine’s community and continuing its fine academic success.