Ms Nerida Mosely
Teacher and Deputy Principal in Disadvantaged and Rural Schools
Nerida Mosely first graduated from Sydney College of Advanced Education (successor to the Sydney Teachers’ College) in the mid-1980s. Following the consolidation of parts of the College into the University she completed a Bachelor of Education. By then she had already been teaching in a number of schools in Western Sydney, including Wiley Park Girls’ High School, with enrolments of 800 including a high proportion with a first language other than English. In the mid-to late-1990s she became support teacher, learning difficulties, at Strathfield South High School.
From 1998 to 1999, she was Senior Education Officer for the Commonwealth Literacy Plus Project in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training Curriculum Directorate, producing curriculum support documents.
In 2000, Nerida moved to become Head Teacher Secondary Studies at Baradine Central School which was a K–10 school with one-fifth of enrolments being Indigenous students. She was responsible for improvements in key learning areas and coordination of administration in the absence of a deputy principal. In 2004-05, she became Head Teacher Teaching and Learning, Kempsey High School, with responsibility for delivery of alternate programs for students with special needs. In 2006, she became Deputy Principal of Kempsey High School. Currently, she is Principal of Walcha Central School K-12. She now has general responsibility for curriculum and such matters as school organisation, capacity building for teachers and staff professional learning.