Principal into stride quickly

JUST four weeks into her role as Warwick State High School’s new principal, Cheryl Dossetto said she has already experienced wonderful support, collegiality and enthusiasm from her fellow staff members.

She said she was now looking forward to bonding with the students after relocating to the area from Brisbane.

“In these early days of the school year, I am certainly enjoying the time I can spend with students as I get to know them and I look forward to meeting parents and families as opportunities arise,” she said.

Although she has spent more than 25 years teaching in Brisbane schools, Ms Dossetto said she was “born and bred” in a small country town and began her teaching career in Stanthorpe.

The opportunity for Ms Dossetto to return to a rural community was one she considered too good to pass up now it complements her home life.

“My two daughters are now young adults pursuing their own successful careers, so the chance to return to the country to lead a large secondary school was irresistible,” she said.

Since beginning her reaching career, Ms Dossetto has developed a strong portfolio and has fulfilled the roles of accounting and economics teacher, deputy principal, senior school principal and middle school principal.

She said she was looking forward to the challenges her new position presented.

“I am thrilled to join this vibrant educational community which is steeped in history and tradition and boasts substantial academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship successes and achievements,” she said this week.

“I also welcome the chance to establish relationships across the Warwick district, through industry, business and community groups and agencies.”


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