Charlie Scudamore, BA Hons, PGCE Oxon: Vice Principal Geelong Grammar School, joined Geelong Grammar in 1990. Since that time he has held many positions of responsibility including Head of Timbertop and Head of Corio. Since 2006, Charlie has been responsible for the development and implementation of Positive Education throughout the organisation.
He has presented on Positive Education at many conferences in Australia and internationally, including a key note address at the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Summit held in Philadelphia in 2014 and a visit to Finland to meet key Ministry of Education and University of Vassa Education Department personnel to discuss Positive Education and wellbeing. In 2016 he gave pre-conference and conference workshops at the 2016 European Positive Psychology Conference in Angers, France and he was invited to attend the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education Forum in Seoul, South Korea to advise on UNESCO’s Happy Schools Framework.
Charlie is also on the PESA Board and has been invited as part of a team to set up the International Positive Psychology Association’s Education Division. At the MAPP Summit Professor Marty Seligman presented Charlie with the Pioneer Award for Positive Psychology, for pioneering work in the application of Positive Psychology. In his role as Vice Principal he devotes much of his time working with the Institute of Positive Education and leads the school's focus on Creative Education and Indigenous Education.