Sacked principal replaced

ROCKHAMPTON'S Heights College has named the man who will replace popular headmaster Andrew Johnson, whose sacking prompted a wave of protests from angry parents and pupils in June.

The new man at the helm next year will be Darren Iselin who, among a variety of teaching posts spent three years as the vice-principal of a multi-campus international school in Hong Kong.

Heights College board chairman pastor Claude Fingleton said it was a great coup for the college to entice Mr Iselin away from the south east-corner of the state, where a number of tertiary institutions and Christian schools had been vying for his services.

“Mr Iselin will not only have a huge impact on Heights College, but will be an important influence in the education community in Rockhampton,” he said.

He described Mr Iselin's academic career as outstanding.

“He taught for a number of years in several Christian schools assuming a range of leadership positions as well as contributing to a range of curriculum, professional development and syllabus-related positions for the Queensland Studies Authority, Queensland College of Teachers and the Australian Academy of Science,” he said.

Mr Iselin was also involved extensively in educational consultancy.

He will take up his new post in Rockhampton next year and will move to the city with his wife Rosalind and family early in the new year.



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