Senior Education Officer, Selective Education Unit, NSW Department of Education
Joanne McMillan has been a Senior Education Officer with the Selective Education Unit since 2016 and has experience in all aspects of the Opportunity Class and Selective High School placement processes.
In an extensive teaching career of over 30 years, Joanne held a variety of classroom and executive roles including Head Teacher High Potential and Gifted Education, and relieving Deputy Principal at a fully selective high school.
Joanne has a particular interest in the interconnectedness of the intellectual and creative domains of ability.
She has witnessed the transformative effects that a selective education can have on the educational outcomes of gifted students, and this has made her an advocate of learning environments that specifically cater for the intellectual, social and wellbeing needs of these students.