Ray Johnston

Principal experience

18 years (secondary school principal) 

Most recent principal position

Tannum Sands State High School, 1997–2015 

Other experience

  • Forty years with the Department of Education, working in schools (200 to 1600 students) as a teacher, head of department, deputy principal and principal
  • Acting Executive Director (Schools) and teaching and learning/discipline auditor
  • Assistant Regional Director, Metropolitan Region, 2016-18
  • Internal School Reviewer, School Improvement Unit, 2015

 Areas of interest

  • Professional networks (I am a previous long-standing member of the Queensland Secondary Principals' Association)
  • Level 4 Growth Coaching qualification
  • Induction and beginning teachers
  • Classroom observation and feedback

Why did you want to become a reviewer?

I believe in the power of feedback. I would like to use any experience I have gained in my career to support schools in Queensland’s ongoing continuous improvement journey.  

Other interests

  • Catching up with family and friends
  • Bushwalking
  • Current affairs

Ray Johnston, Internal Reviewer
Last updated
13 February 2019