Sue Simon has had extensive experience in leading Queensland schools, having been a principal of three independent schools, including being the foundation principal of one of them. Sue is now the Portfolio Leader for the Initial Teacher Education Programs at USC, lectures in a range of education topics, specialising in leadership with postgraduate students, and is an academic leader in USC’s International Projects Group’s Leadership initiatives.
Sue has been the recipient of a 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for engagement with local schools and was awarded an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for 2015 for her teaching in leadership education. She is actively involved in school governance as a board member of St Andrew’s Anglican College, PeregianSprings, Queensland, and is a principal mentor with ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders). Sue has published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and presented her leadership research at national and international conferences. Sue’s publications are to be found at: