David Reynolds is Principal of Melton Secondary College in outer western metropolitan Melbourne. In a career spanning thirty years, David has been a principal for the past 10 years and before that was a teacher of English as an Additional Language.
Melton Secondary College is growing rapidly in size and in the diversity of student backgrounds. Over the past two years it has established an extensive range of programs and partnerships with neighbouring schools, government and non-government authorities and community networks to strengthen African-Australian student engagement with education. This year the school is working with neighbouring Catholic Regional College Melton and using the Victorian Department of Education and Training's Place Based Partnership Initiative to develop an African-Australian Mentoring program for students across the two schools.