Andy Mison – ASPA

Andy Mison is the President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association; the peak body working for the professional interests of Australian secondary principals and the advancement of the school communities they lead.

Andy has worked in a variety of educational settings as a teacher and school leader in NSW, the Northern Territory, and the ACT. His experience includes teaching in remote, regional, and metropolitan schools, as well as serving as principal of a year 5-12 performing arts school, a split campus 7-12 High School, a large P-10 ‘super-school’, and a year 11-12 senior secondary college. In the latter role he was concurrently the Chief Executive Officer of Belconnen Training, an ACT RTO delivering VET pathways for students from seven secondary schools in the ACT.

Andy’s broad experience in education leadership includes his role as the Executive Producer of the Northern Territory’s Combined Schools performing arts program, and his conception and establishment of the successful long-running VAMPtv series supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. As a former Director of School Improvement in the ACT Education Directorate Andy also played a leading role during the rollout of remote learning for ACT schools and vaccination programs for special schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy has been a writer of the Australian Curriculum in the arts, a consultant on digital education for AITSIS and developer of Australia’s first fully online primary school music course to support remote classroom teachers.

Driven by a deep commitment to public education and positive futures for Australia’s young people, Andy is highly regarded for his advocacy and leadership within the education sector.