Project Manager - School-Parent-Community Partnerships - Susan Nystrom

The Project Manager for School-Parent-Community Partnership:

In this role, Susan is the project manager for research being funded by the Ian Potter Foundation into ‘Facilitating school-parent-community partnerships throughout Tasmania to help children realise their educational potential’.

  • administers our project across Tasmania
  • builds and sustains positive working relationships with project stakeholders including schools, parents, and community members.
  • oversees design and delivery of regional workshops, the development and  implementation of school-parent-community partnership plans, and the monitoring of the on-line forum.
  • relates effectively with representatives of partner organisations, school leadership teams, parent bodies, and community members.

Personal Profile

Susan Nystrom moved to Tasmania early in 2015 to live closer to her sister and to enjoy the natural landscape of the north-west as well as its wonderful produce. Susan has been a teacher for over 40 years and, during that time, worked in a number of locations around Queensland, including Townsville and Mount Isa, and in a variety of roles -  as classroom teacher, deputy principal and education advisor.

During Susan's career as an educator, highlights have included participating in a teacher exchange program in Denver, Colorado, in the USA, deputy head teacher at a Church of England school in Southend on Sea in the UK and, most recently, as deputy principal at the Australian International School in the United Arab Emirates.