Matthew Johnson

National President and CEO, Australian Special Education Principals’ Association

Matthew Johnson has been with the NSW Department of Education NSW for 32 years. He has held positions in high schools, central schools, primary schools, regional and head office positions, in rural, remote and metropolitan areas. He has been working in special school settings for 22 years and has been a principal of four special schools and head teacher of two specialist behaviour settings.

Matthew has held positions as State Coordinator of Behaviour Programs NSW DEC, was a NSW Premiers’ Special Education Scholar, an International Fire Instructor (Lead Trainer Botswana Fire Program – NSW Rural Fire Service), Assistant Regional Director State-wide School Performance Queensland – Special Schools, He is also a proud member of the NSW Secondary Principals Council and the NSW Primary principals’ Association.