Louis Papadimitriou currently holds the position of Deputy Principal Organisation at Mt Lilydale Mercy College.
Having worked in Catholic education for 24 years and 20 of those in senior leadership roles in Student Wellbeing, Curriculum and School Operations. Through his various roles in leadership Louis has found that educational leadership is about mobilising and energising others, with the aim of improving teaching and learning.
Louis centres his spirituality and leadership around his faith. Louis believes that as leaders within a Catholic Tradition we have a shared responsibility to role model the values shown to us by the life of Christ. As part of his professional journey, in 2000 Louis completed a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education. In 2012 Louis completed a Master of Educational Leadership and again in 2015 supported though sponsorship by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne; Louis has commenced his studies in Master of Business Administration (Executive) which he hopes to have completed by 2017.
Louis is a member of the Catholic Parish of Holy Spirit and St Anthony’s (Thornbury East and Alphington).
Nicholas has been a teacher at Marcellin College, Bulleen for twenty three years, in addition to being and Old Collegian. He is currently the Assistant Principal (Operations) and oversees many of the logistical elements that make up a school. He has held a range of leadership positions including eleven years as a House Coordinator and five years as Mathematics Learning Coordinator.
Nicholas has a strong conviction to the Marist Charism and values the opportunity to teach and guide young people. He firmly believes that the Catholic ethos of schools must be a lived experience for all members of our communities.
Nicholas has a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Leadership from Monash University. As a new member he looks forward to giving back to the VCSSDPA that has supported him over the last four years in his role.
VCSSDPA - Treasurer
Mark has taught in all boys and co-ed Catholic secondary schools over the past 20 years and has held a range of leadership positions across Student Welfare, Teaching & Learning and Administration. He is currently the Assistant Principal – Staff Welfare and Development at Parade College and teaches VCE Maths. Mark completed his tertiary studies at the University of Melbourne and his Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) at Deakin University.
As an Old Paradian Mark has a real passion for providing students with a catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition. He has a deep appreciation for the commitment of his colleagues in providing the students with every opportunity to participate in a range of programs, both locally and internationally. Mark has a strong focus on creating a vibrant learning community and is fully committed to supporting his colleagues in their personal and professional development.
Fiona Hyslop is the Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching at Sacred Heart Girls' College
Fiona has worked in Catholic Education for many years and has held a variety of roles across Learning and Teaching and Professional Learning. This has included the planning, development and delivery of targeted school based Professional Learning programs, including working with Graduate and Early Career Teachers. She is currently Deputy Principal Learning & Teaching at Sacred Heart Girls College, Oakleigh.
Fiona continues to develop and oversee Professional Learning opportunities which are student centred and enhance student outcomes, striving to support students to become more effective learners, maximizing teacher effectiveness
Phillip Tascone is Deputy Principal Leadership and Learning at Ave Maria College Aberfeldie. With over 30 years teaching experience in a range of Catholic co-ed and single-sex schools his current roles see him responsible for leadership development and student learning across the College. The primary focus of his role is to drive growth and improvement in student learning through a rigorous teaching and learning program. A program strategically driven by a team of leaders focussed on meeting student learning needs through best practice in teaching. Phillip is currently in the role of President of the VCSSDPA. “I am very proud of and value highly the outstanding professional learning opportunities the VCSSDPA provides Deputy Principals and senior leaders in Catholic secondary schools across Victoria. Equally so the forums it provides to meet other Deputy Principals and to share our ideas and experiences. Some of my key moments of professional learning have taken place at VCSSDPA events over years; learning that I have been able to bring directly into my daily practice and into new programs within our school.”