Brett has over thirty years’ of experience as an educator in Tasmania across Government, Catholic and Independent sectors, in teaching roles from Prep to Year 10, and also as a teacher of Japanese, having taught and worked in Japan. Brett’s senior leadership roles in the Department of Education, include those of principal at Fairview and Howrah Primary Schools, Principal Leader of Literacy and Numeracy in Learning Services, and Principal Network Leader, supporting 30 southern Tasmanian school principals in implementing school improvement strategies.
In December 2016 Brett was appointed director of the Professional Learning Institute. He has an absolute commitment and belief in the critical role of effective professional learning in developing the high quality workforce that is fundamental to a world class education system. As director, he sees the PLI as having an exciting future in continuing to work with partners across the agency and externally to provide and facilitate this high quality, evidence based professional learning. Under his leadership he sees the PLI as continuing to develop as a highly skilled, highly regarded and responsive learning organisation that is strongly aligned with the strategic vision of the Department of Education.