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01 April 2017

Colleen Traviss-Lea has been appointed as the Head of School for Reddam House Helderfontein, effective 1 April 2017. Colleen has been in education for 27 years. She is highly qualified with a BA (Hons) in English, and sub majors in Applied Psychology and History, from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She also holds a HDE (PG) and a Further Diploma in Remedial Education, as well as proficiency as an Assessor and Moderator in Outcome Based Education.

Colleen’s career began at Bryanston High School, where she rapidly rose through the leadership ranks. In 2000, Colleen moved to Beaulieu College as the Acting Deputy Principal, to open the College. Her knowledge of operational systems was invaluable. Thereafter, Colleen moved to Crawford College in Lonehill. As a Senior English teacher at Crawford College, Colleen consistently maintained excellent Matric results. She has been an examiner on the DBE English Literature paper, and is a prolific writer of both English Language and Literature textbooks, which are prescribed in both DBE and IEB schools.

As part of the management team at Crawford College Lonehill (as Deputy Principal) and more recently in her secondment to Summit College as Principal, Colleen is an inspiring leader. She has boundless energy and is eagerly anticipating being able to lead the remarkable team that will be establishing Reddam House Helderfontein at the forefront of premium private education and boarding.


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