Meet Janet Hilary
Janet Hilary, designated a National Leader of Education in the UK, has led two outstanding primary schools in London and provided leadership support to schools across the country. She currently serves as CEO of Floreat Education Academies Trust.
Chuck Peters, an American thought leader who splits his time between the US and the UK, met Jan when she was Headteacher at St. George’s Primary School in Battersea, London. He was so taken by her success in leading this school from failing to thriving that he paved the way for some US-based educators to come learn from Jan. He also produced a couple short films about this experience.
The first film, “From Crisis to Calm”, documents the expectations and leadership principles that supported Jan as she stepped into a chaotic environment:
The second film, “St. George’s – Commitment and Consistency”, focuses on the perspectives and strategies that allowed St. George’s to thrive well beyond Jan’s departure as Headmaster:
As one of the commentators in this documentary poses the question: If education is not a revolutionary act, then what purpose does it serve? Education is about transforming children’s lives.
Look for Dr. Mollie Marti’s interview with Jan Hilary in a special Resiliency Matters TV episode, available via Mediacom MC22.