Adriano Di Prato

Adriano is the current Deputy Principal of Marcellin College, Bulleen overseeing all professional learning and marketing and communications for the College. He has extensive educational leadership experience having worked at a variety of Catholic secondary schools throughout metropolitan Melbourne over the past 25 years. During this time he has held significant positions of leadership in the areas of Deputy Principal, Head of Campus, Head of Visual Arts, College Timetabler and Year Level Coordinator. Adriano has also taught English communication in Nagoya, Japan. 

Adriano possesses vast administrative experience, strong organisational and interpersonal skills and a clear capacity to use entrepreneurial and design thinking to transformation learning communities in the 21st Century. Adriano remains a pioneer in the use of social media as a profound tool to connect, share, challenge and cultivate new learning. He is a highly engaging and prolific public speaker, sharing his life experiences. 

Adriano continues to commit to the development of young people under his care, actively promoting the learning opportunities, pastoral care, growth mindset and wellbeing of all students. 

Adriano was President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA) for three years. Adriano was on the VCSSDPA Executive for 10 years. In 2015 Adriano was awarded Life Membership (Honorary) by the VCSSDPA. Life Membership of the VCSSDPA is given in recognition of a significant contribution by an individual to the Association and to Catholic Secondary education.

In 2015, Adriano was also delighted to become a member of the Marist Association of Saint Marcellin Champagnat. At the beginning of 2017 he completed a Graduate Certificate in the Management of Not-for-Profit Organisations from the Australian Catholic University. In 2017 he also completed a Theology Unit at the ACU Centre in Rome. He is also a member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE).