About Paul Teys

Dr. Paul Teys: A Vanguard in Educational Leadership

With a distinguished career spanning over four decades, Dr. Paul is a paragon in the educational sphere. His journey of 36 years in middle and executive leadership roles, crowned by 24 transformative years as Principal across diverse schools in three states, has shaped the educational experiences of countless learners and educators. Paul‘s profound impact stems from his deep commitment to excellence in leadership and his commitment to fostering the growth and success of schools, principals, and their teams.

A seasoned mentor and coach, Dr Paul empowers educational leaders to excel by harnessing their unique strengths, nurturing their potential, and guiding them through the complexities of leadership in dynamic learning environments. His strategic approach to professional development is tailored to the needs of executive teams and leaders, ensuring that their growth translates into tangible results for their schools and communities.

Dr Paul also works in executive leadership recruitment as an Associate of Slade Group. With unparalleled insight from living the experience himself, he excels in recruiting executive leaders and principals for schools, offering a depth of understanding and a tailored approach that sets Dr Paul apart as the go-to expert in educational leadership placements

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Paul began his teaching career at Fairholme College, Toowoomba, as a Mathematics and Physics teacher, and has been working in independent schools in QLD and NSW ever since. Highly regarded, Paul has more than 40 years’ experience, including 24 as Principal, having led Moreton Bay College in Brisbane, and Hunter Valley Grammar School in NSW.

Dr Paul Teys

Chair 
NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council (CIS), 2017 – current
Deputy Chair 
Coalition of Regional Independent Schools Australia (CRISA), 2020
Director
Board of AHISA Ltd, (2015 – 2019)
Chair 
​Heads of Independent Coeducational Schools (HICES) Debating, 2008 – 2020
Treasurer 
HICES, 2017 – 2020
Treasurer 
Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS), 2008 – 2020
Chair
AHISA NSW/ACT, 2015 – 2017
Chair
Heads of Independent Co-educational Schools (HICES), 2011 – 2013
Chair 
AHISA Biennial Conference Committee, 2015
Chair 
HICES Biennial Conference Committee(s), 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020
Secretary 
AHISA NSW/ACT, 2013 – 2015