Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD)

Dr Gallie can best be described as a School and District Turnaround Strategist and education activist, was identified by Professor Jonathan Jansen as one of the “10 Most Impressive Public Leaders for 2015”. His aim is to re-engineer approaches and strategies in education systems and, by using this newly-devised ‘School of Excellence Methodology’ (SEM), to transform functional schools into institutions of excellence. Dr Gallie has migrated through the ranks in education with more than 35 years of experience as teacher, HOD, principal, lecturer, education activist and consultant.

He was also the Head of Operations, Human Resources and Information and Communication Technology at the South African Council for Educators (SACE), a position he held for seven years until March 2008. Since then, he has designed the innovative Executive Leadership Programme for University of Witwatersrand, consulted for Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance, and an extra-ordinary senior lecturer at University of Pretoria. He also consults with UNICEF (Ethiopia), Commonwealth Secretariat (London), Sasol Inzalo Foundation, Join Education Trust (JET), National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and numerous other educational organisations.

He was co-founder of the School Turnaround Foundation (an NPO) to focus on turning around schools in challenging communities, and the recent co-founding director of the ‘School Intelligence System – Open technology’ (SISOPEN - an NPO), in order to stabilize, implement and sustain the operations and pro-active strategies (projection and forecasting) in educational districts and schools of excellence. As seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, SISOPEN has positively ‘disrupting’ the current to future operations and strategies of both educational districts and schools in a revolutionary way.

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