Emily Hehir

Senior Consultant
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Emily works collaboratively to advise, problem solve and influence using diplomacy and an intuitive, empathic communication style. She is a creative, energetic and respected educational leader with a background in law.

Emily uses her well-developed analytical skills to understand the strategic environment and present creative yet pragmatic options to policy and organisational issues. She brings more than 10 years of experience as a classroom secondary school educator. She is also a qualified lawyer and educational coach.

Influential work

  • Consulted directly with secondary school leaders to provide direction to improve the clarity and coherence of their curriculum design and delivery
  • Initiated, created, implemented and evaluated the flagship Kingswood College trans-disciplinary Year 7-9 Global Citizenship Program curriculum
  • Led a team of 20 teaching staff comprising three departments, including collaboratively designing team goals and agendas, and delivering curriculum improvements reflected in student attainment data and staff satisfaction surveys.

Outside of Nous

Emily has been identified as a leading educator. She was selected as a founding EdFellow for the Learning First/Teach for Australia Policy Fellowship in 2015, as well as being identified as a national Rising Star in Education in 2017.

Emily holds a Master of Teaching (Secondary), a Bachelor of Arts (media and communications), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Diploma of Modern Languages (Japanese) and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research from The University of Melbourne.

In her spare time...

Emily is a parent to three young children. She is currently the Vice President of her son’s kindergarten. She is also a qualified yoga and Pilates teacher who loves coffee and reading a good book in the sunshine.