Dr. Dolapo Ogunbawoback

Biography

  • Dr. Ogunbawo currently works as an educational consultant at Queensland Academy. She is also a member of the governing board. Dolapo Ogunbawo has a solid and enviable track record in teaching and learning. With a PhD in Education (1988) and M.ED (1981), her work experience began in 1978 and has spanned the various levels of the education system to include higher education institution, teacher training colleges, primary and secondary schools as well as special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
  • She has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the education sector which includes her role as principal of notable schools like Greensprings and Grange in Nigeria. She started her consultancy work with schools in Lagos in 1987 and has made colossal contributions to teachers’ professional development and school improvement.
  • Her clientele list include St. Saviours School Ikoyi, Lebanese Community School, Greensprings School, Grange School, Lara Day School, Carol School, Queensland School, Caleb International College, Redeemers School, MD School, Lekki British School to name a few. Dolapo relocated to the UK in 2004 where she worked at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL), Institute of Education (IoE), University College London (UCL).
  • Her work supported the development of a strategic approach to succession planning for UK schools, improving the quality and effectiveness of leadership in schools and raising the quality of teaching and learning in order to achieve improved outcomes for students. She returned to Nigeria in 2015 to set up The Teaching Network Foundation (TTNF) – a platform for utilising her ample experience and skills to bring together aims, resources and evidences from top quality research studies and shape into practical relevance for a wide range of audiences to help the Nigerian education system attain excellence and raise standards.
  • TTNF is a forum that offers innovative teaching and learning ideas to teaching professionals and everyone interested in learning. Dolapo Ogunbawo is committed to improving the life chances of people - children and adults, especially the marginalized and those in challenging circumstances. From 2000 to 2004, she served as the first National Director for Special Olympics Nigeria working closely with Special Olympics Inc. headquarters in Washington DC, USA.
  • Her volunteering experiences include working in orphanages with people with disability in Romania with the Foundation for the Relieve of Disabled Orphans (FRODO) and with the Centre of Legal Assistance for People with Disabilities in Moldova.
  • Her work ethic and professional attitude is of high standard. She is a committed team-player who takes responsibility for her relationship with others and places a high value on those who work with her. Credibility is top of her leadership skill list and she works in ways to prove herself trust-worthy.
  • She brings with her a wealth of experience, skills and abilities in addition to a track record of excellence, commitment and initiative creativity. Dolapo Ogunbawo maintains a teachable spirit and nurtures her passion for personal growth and professional development. She keeps learning so that she can continue leading.