Murat Dizdar PSM is the Deputy Secretary, School Performance – South at the NSW Department of Education. As a senior leader, Mr Dizdar oversees the provision of a quality public education for students in over 2,200 schools.
Mr Dizdar co-leads the School Performance division that provides support to 80,000 teachers and school leaders to deliver a high-quality education for over 823,000 students. The School Performance division consists of teams that are responsible for school planning, ongoing self-assessment and external validation, annual reporting and policy implementation. School Performance also oversees strategic partnerships in the arts, sport, high performing students, community languages and International students. Mr Dizdar presides over the Bushfire Strategy, that supports communities devastated by the 2019/2020 fires, and the Connected Communities directorate, that strengthens the educational outcomes for Aboriginal students.
Mr Dizdar’s career with the NSW Department of Education began as a social sciences teacher at Ashcroft High School. He has experience in a range of school leadership roles including being senior principal of Belmore and Punchbowl Boys High School.
Mr Dizdar holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Humanities) majoring in Economics and Geography from the University of Sydney.
Mr Dizdar is a member of the Technology and Innovation Advisory Committee.