Meet Deb Dunstone
CEO, TLF Australia
Deb is a highly driven to lead system and school improvement through the lens of Inclusion, Wellbeing and Culture. She is a strategic senior executive with an extensive career as A/Deputy Director-General, Early Childhood and Educational Improvement and was the inaugural Assistant Director-General for Disability and Inclusion in the Queensland Education system in Australia.
With national and international recognition Deb has had a career spanning over 30 years as a teacher, Principal, School Supervisor, Regional Director and Senior Executive. Her passion and strong track record on school and system improvement resulted in the most significant cultural change in school and early childhood settings in the agency through the development of the Inclusive Education policy. Subsequently receiving the United Nations Zero Project Award in Vienna for innovative policy that changes lives for all children was a very proud career moment. Having led the implementation of the 17 recommendations of the Deloitte review into Disability and Inclusion in the state schooling system Deb is well positioned to support systems and school around the moral purpose for change to ensure every student is known, understood and supported in their learning journey.
Culture, wellbeing and inclusion is the heart of teaching and having lived and worked across some of the most diverse communities in Queensland, Deb is well positioned to support schools, communities and systems to reflect on the needs of their learners and the contribution we want all young people to make to this world. Education is the most powerful tool we have to change lives and Deb is excited to be joining The Learner First team as CEO of TLF Australia.