Sue is an experienced educational leader. Rotorua is her turangawaewae where she currently lives. In New Zealand she has worked across the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Hawkes Bay. Internationally
Sue has presented at Conferences in London and Wales and engaged in sabbatical study in Canada.
With 40 plus years in Education, Sue has experience in the roles of Principal, Leadership Coach, Researcher, Deputy Principal, and Professional Learning and Development facilitator in Assessment for Learning.
As a leadership and professional development coach, Sue has supported leaders and teachers to inquire deeply into their practice and beliefs for their individual and school development. Sue’s experience in this leadership has spanned across the contexts of culturally responsive practice, learning through play, assessment for learning and a concept curriculum. Sue believes that the core purpose for continual learning and growth of teachers, leaders and schools is to provide a learning environment where every child’s self-efficacy and status as a learner and a person is valued.
Sue believes that coaching and collaborative inquiry are the most effective forms of Professional Learning and Development for individual and organisational growth across any context. Her Master of Education research thesis “Coaching teachers: Professional Learning Leaders exploration of practice and identity through collaborative inquiry” (2011) continues to inform her practice and belief.
Sue is a Ministry of Education accredited Professional Learning and Development facilitator. She facilitates Professional learning and development in schools to build leadership and assessment capability, to inquire into the pedagogical practice and beliefs and to design a local school curriculum.