Chief Executive

Carolyn Grantskalns

An experienced educational leader, Carolyn began her teaching career in what was then known as the Education Department of South Australia moving to the independent sector in 1988. In 1990, she was appointed Principal of Wilderness School, a position she held until 2006. During that time she was variously Chair of the Industrial Relations Committee of AISSA, President of AISSA, and a member of the Boards of a tertiary residential college, St Ann’s, the teacher credit union then known as SATISFAC and the National Council of Independent Schools of Australia.


In 2006, she was appointed Principal of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School in Essendon, Victoria. In addition to that role, she also held the positions of Chair of the Victorian branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and membership of the AHISA Board, Treasurer of Girls Sport Victoria and Board member of the Centre for Strategic Education. Carolyn has been the Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia since 2013. Contact her at