Shanti Clements

Shanti Clements

Head of the Leadership Academy TELLAL Institute, UAE

Shanti Clements is the Head of the Leadership Academy (TELLAL Institute). With 25 years of experience in the field of education, personal development and leadership research, Shanti channelled this experience as a school principal to transform Beauty Point Public School into one of the highest performing schools in Australia.

A former Assistant Director, Leadership and Teacher Quality with the NSW Department of Education, she supported the development of new school planning processes, external validation reviews and designed a leadership pathways strategy for NSW Public Schools. 

An Honorary Associate with the University of Sydney, she spent 10 years training and lecturing graduate teachers on the Masters of Education and Bachelor of Education degree programs.  Her career includes co-writing two books for the NSW Department of Education: ‘Prejudice – No Way’ and the ‘Pacific Islander Leadership Project’. Her third book, ‘A Seven Step Blueprint For Successful Schools’, will be published in 2018.

A former journalist who worked on radio as a News reader and Current Affairs reporter, she remains committed to using her journalism skills to research new fields within educational leadership. She is currently completing a Ph.D. thesis linking leadership, culture and school transformation.