Emeritus Professor Helen Wildy retired recently after a decade as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head of the Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia. Her participation in ECER began at the Lisbon conference in early 2000. She has been an active member of Network 26 and co-convener ever since.
The growth of the Educational Leadership Network reflects its significance as an academic field, both for researchers and for practice. Helen’s own research activity in leadership preparation and support for school principals, especially for novice principals of small schools, has made a contribution to this endeavor.