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About Mrs Megan Krimmer

Passionate about the education of girls, Megan Krimmer is an accomplished educator and leader whose career has spanned more than 30 years.

Beginning her career as an English/History/Languages teacher, Mrs Krimmer held a number of positions in the areas of administration, curriculum and pastoral care, including that of former Director of Curriculum at Abbotsleigh. Prior to her appointment as 11th Headmistress of Abbotsleigh, Mrs Krimmer was Principal of Roseville College.

Throughout her career, Mrs Krimmer has advocated strongly for the education and equality of girls, and believes firmly in the importance of leadership training and ‘student voice’ for girls.

Wherever possible, Mrs Krimmer looks to ensure that ‘an ethos hospitable to the promotion of human learning’ (Barth, 2001) flourishes. Championing Dweck’s research on growth mindset, Mrs Krimmer strongly encourages each girl to believe in herself and her abilities, follow her passions, work hard and achieve her personal best in all pursuits.

Mrs Krimmer holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education and a Master of Education from Sydney University. She currently is the President of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools (AHIGS) and a member of the Executive of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA). In addition, she has convened the Association of Independent Schools History Committee; served as Deputy Chair of the Modern History Board Curriculum Committee; appointed to the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA NSW/ACT) Academic Committee; served on the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) Pastoral Care and Capital Grants Committees; and has participated in NSW Board of Studies advisory panels.


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