I have an extensive and varied background in education. Teacher, Principal, Associate Director of the Principals Development Planning Centre, facilitator, conference presenter, and coach. My facilitation and coaching has been both Nationally and Internationally.
My strengths are in leadership development, collaborative inquiries, readiness for learning in a learning through play context, school evaluation using data driven decision making, coaching, and clarity of teaching and learning. I am an Expert Partner in Kahui Ako.
I am a qualified coach and have 15 years coaching experience and for the last ten years I have developed and trained coaches nationally and internationally.
I coach leaders and teachers, working alongside them to co-construct support and development that is based on sound data and is appropriate to their context and specific needs. I have an inquiry and growth mindset and my way of working fosters and grows this in others. I am passionate about making a difference for our learners.
I am passionate about understanding and improving teaching and learning through collaborative projects and innovation. I am experienced in learning through play and child development. I am co-creator of the Ready for Learning Foundation Skills framework.
I have led Collaborative Inquiries in schools, supporting them to implement an effective Learning through Play program. In addition to modelling best practice in Learning through Play to teachers, and leaders in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, I’ve run workshops and PLG’s for leaders, teachers and RTLB.
I enjoy working collaboratively and co-designing approaches with others. I thrive on challenge and am absolutely passionate about making our schools the best possible learning experience for everyone including children, whanau, teachers and communities.
My general approach to work is about being inclusive, challenging, scaffolding progress, working collaboratively and being positive - in other words learning while having fun together.
Throughout my teaching career I have developed a obsessive passion for helping teachers achieve their goals through coaching and collaboration. I am proud to partner with Clarity Education to support schools in the following areas:
Middle leadership coaching
Personality profiling for collaboration
Coaching for improved teacher wellbeing
Collaborative inquiry through a coaching lens
Through my roles as a teacher and leader in schools, and as an across schools leader at Kāhui Ako level, I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise as a facilitator who truly understands the realities of life in the classroom.
I have extensive training as a professional coach and coach trainer to work closely with principals and middle leaders in creating a culture of coaching in schools across Aotearoa. This enables our schools to provide teachers with the support they need in order to thrive. My implementation of the iGROWS coaching model both face-to-face and remotely online, has put me on the map as the go-to provider for teachers across New Zealand who are looking to enhance their own coaching skills.
As the national partner for People Maps in Education, I enable individuals and teams to understand their personality preferences, develop a toolkit to manage their challenges and create opportunities to magnify their strengths. I believe that exploring personalities in the workplace is fundamental to collaborative success, and as a bonus - it’s a whole lot of fun!