Tracey Breese has been a passionate disruptive educator with a core focus on student engagement through shifting teacher pedagogy. She spent four years investigating and establishing Cooks Hill Campus (Newcastle High) as a Greenfield site utilising the Big Picture model of education. In 2016 she was successful in attaining the Principalship at Kurri Kurri High School. She has led the design and development of an innovative structure in Stage 4 that has been recognised with the school achieving the National Educator Awards for Innovative spaces in 2018. She continues to put student learning at the forefront of her work.