Dr Stephan Muller

Deputy Principal, Haileybury (Winner of Best Professional Learning Program at the Australian Education Awards 2019)

Growing up in Italy, Germany and the UK, Dr Muller read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. After graduating with First Class Honours, his Masters degree focussed on conservation biology of threatened British freshwater fauna, and his Doctorate studied the impact of invasive species on native ecosystems. After some time in the wine industry and business development in the not-for-profit sector spent in Italy and the UK, Dr Muller taught for seven years at Uppingham School, one of England’s pre-eminent boarding schools, founded in 1584. After three years of Senior Boarding Housemaster there, he was appointed to Haileybury in 2014, and became Head of House before stepping into the role of Assistant to the Principal (Staff Development) in 2015.

In this role, Dr Muller introduced a range of professional feedback systems, collaborative reward programs, and talent management/recruitment systems which see Haileybury leading the way in the educational sector. In 2018 Dr Muller took on the role of Deputy Principal Staff Development, One School and International Engagement. In this role, he oversees the strategic direction and operations of Haileybury’s extensive international programs as well as the recruitment, onboarding, induction and professional learning program for all academic staff.