Rod Galloway (BTchLn, MEd, EdD) has been the Principal at George Street Normal School for fourteen years. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and recipient of two Woolf Fisher Fellowships. Rod presented conference papers for the British Educational Research Association in Manchester (2009) and Brighton (2013), as well as at international conferences on student wellbeing in Shanghai (2015), Montreal (2017) and Wellington (2018). He is a former school adviser for Massey University and in 2003 was Principal of the runner up 'New Zealand School of the Year'. Rod has research interests in student engagement, student wellbeing, strengths-based approaches and character education. Dr Galloway has been referred to as the singing principal. Recent publications include:

Galloway, R., & Reynolds, B. (2015). Positive Psychology in the Elementary Classroom: The Influence of Strengths-Based Approaches on Children’s Self-Efficacy. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3(09), 16–23.

Galloway, R., Reynolds, B., & Williamson J. (2016). Strengths-based teaching and learning approaches for children: A New Zealand case study. In S. Fan & J. Fielding-Wells (Eds.), What is next in educational research (pp. 213–222).  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.