Kimberley Powell
Ambassador, Country lead, Academy, Advisory

Kimberley Powell

Melbourne, Australia

I am the Learning Leader: Innovation for Lutheran Education in South East Australia. I am passionate about working with educators to transform our schools into contemporary and innovative communities.

Kim is an educational leader that works to ensure that the learning for all students across her 20 Lutheran schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania is contemporary and innovative so that students are having learning experiences that engage them in the real world, uncover a passion for contributing to and serving in the community and world around them. Kim is married and has two young children who remain her personal motivation to make education a positive and enriching experience that leaves all children curious and passionate advocates for themselves and others.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Education is an institution that needs to be challenged by creativity and innovation. HundrED makes innovations accessible to educators everywhere and passionately promotes the need for equity and a transformative approach to supporting our youth through education.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education can provide a means for the natural curiosity and creativity of children to flourish and to meet the needs of our complex world as they grow and develop the skills and understanding to scale impact.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation, as in the art of developing something new and different is essential in education. As the world becomes increasingly complex and fragile innovation needs to drive education and the people who work within it to be focused on developing robust, creative thinkers who continue to disrupt the status quo- that goes for policy makers, leaders, educators and students!

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1. AimHi- it allows children to foster curiosity and learn more about the planet and how to be a changemaker 2. Community Share- I love the idea of connecting learning into the community and leveraging real world experts 3. GreenHope Foundation- It empowers youth to take positive action to benefit the world

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

1. Australians Together- Supports Australian educators to authentically and confidently embed indigenous perspectives into learning experiences of students. 2. Instructional Coaching Group- Instructional coaching training for educators to improve teaching practice in every classroom every day. 3. SeeSaw- a platform that allows a strong learning partnership between school and home.