Doug is Principal of Claremont College, an Anglican co-educational primary school in Sydney where he has been the Principal for 12 years. Claremont College is recognised for its educational excellence and innovation. The school’s whole-school learning space transformation and refurbishment project has received a number of architectural awards. Claremont College is receiving world-wide attention for the implementation of a research based, innovative team focussed co-teaching model.
Doug has set up a charity project in India where he is involved in education projects, mentoring school leaders and training teachers in slum schools, assisting them with their teaching and developing various school programs. He is also involved in training the local police, social workers, politicians and NGO's in anti-human trafficking programs and community problem solving initiatives.
Doug blogs regularly at www.dougjthomas.net and offers fresh perspective on contemporary school leadership and educational issues in an Australian setting.