3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ seminars, workshops, and panels
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
Great Hearts

Helen Baxendale

Dr. Helen Baxendale joined Great Hearts in mid-2021 as the Director of Strategy and Analytics. This role spans the gamut of Great Hearts operations, bringing data and insight to bear on such things as appraising new markets for Great Hearts expansion, tracking academic performance, analyzing the drivers of student retention, and divining the key findings of parent and staff satisfaction surveys.

Immediately prior to Great Hearts, Helen served as the Director of Academic Policy for the governing board of Arizona’s public university system. Helen’s K-12 career began as a high school History, English, and Civics teacher with the Teach for Australia program. She also worked for several years as a policy advisor to the Leader of the Opposition and Minister for Education in the Australian Parliament, and as a contract consultant to various public sector agencies, NGOs, multinationals and philanthropic entities in Australia, England, and United States.

Helen has a D.Phil (PhD) and master’s degree in public policy from the University of Oxford, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the Australian National University.