Principal Fiona Johnston has been recognised as one of Australia’s most influential educators in 2021. The Educators Hot List for 2021 recognised 32 individuals across the country for their leadership and innovation in the sector and one of only three in Western Australia.
After an international career, Mrs Johnston commenced her role as Principal at St Hilda’s in 2019. During the last three years she has been instrumental in transforming the school’s culture and programs to build innovative programs that meet contemporary needs. Her leadership during the COVID pandemic was also widely recognised in the community and under her leadership the School has continued to flourish.
In 2021 she was instrumental in delivering the strategic plan, St Hilda’s Reimagined which sets a strong vision for the school. Programs such as the ESSTEAM Studio and Wandering Spirit are examples of how the School continues to be a leader in educating girls.
According to Council Chair, Nita Peploe, Mrs Johnston place on this list is undoubtedly deserved.
“Fiona’s contagious enthusiasm, strategic insights and international experience have assisted St Hilda’s nurture strategic partnerships and build programs that benefit our girls that makes St Hilda’s the school of choice in Western Australia. We couldn’t think of a better way to acknowledge her hard work and dedication,” she said.