Busselton Senior High School principal Dainon Couzic is on his way to Harvard University to take part in a leading development program.
Twenty independent public school principals will spend a week at the prestigious university in Boston to learn from the world's best at the Graduate School of Education.
Education Minister Peter Collier said once they have finished learning in the hallowed halls of Harvard, they go on to complete an online course through the famed university and then take on short-term change projects to reform aspects of their schools or the broader public education system.
"They, along with 20 principals currently in the program, will form a pool of highly skilled leaders who can be called on by the Department of Education for a range of roles, including acting as mentors to other principals and contributing to school leadership development programs."
Mr Couzic said while it was a surprise to be selected for the program it was recognition that the school was performing well and staff were doing a good job to make sure the students succeed.
“I am hoping to bring back some new ideas that I can bring back into the school and to improve the school even more,” he said.
“It should give me a bit of insight into high level leadership skills to make our school as best we can.
“It feels fantastic to be going to Harvard and to learn from some of the best people in the business I am excited about that.”