Malcolm’s 40-year career to date has included teaching from Kindergarten to Year 10 in rural and urban settings; principal of two high schools. He has a particular interest in assessment of, and for, learning. His Masters dissertation is titled Class Parliament: an evaluation of a teaching strategy.
Malcolm has been president of the Tasmanian Principals Association since January 2015. This involved representation of principals in primary and high schools, as well as secondary colleges.
Notable contributions include collaborative work on commissioning major papers for AGPPA and ASPA as well as education futures thinking, curriculum development, leadership development and principal health and wellbeing. Other notable work while in the role included the fields of primary school senior staffing allocations; principal health and wellbeing; support for students with disabilities; as a signatory to the Declaration on Education Workforce Development; and, as a member of the Ministerial Roundtable for Education Workforce Development.