Robyn brings a wealth of experience as an educator, facilitator, evaluator, and leader. Once a secondary English teacher and curriculum leader, Robyn has ventured into broad and interesting educational spaces both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. Her practice is wedded to the principles of social justice and to promoting equitable outcomes for learners. Recognising Māori as tangata whenua, she is committed to promoting culturally responsive practices and supporting schools to develop their bicultural curricula.
For eleven years and until recently, Robyn worked as an evaluator for the Education Review Office. This work gives Robyn a deep understanding of the whole schooling sector from governance to classroom practice.
Other areas where Robyn has experience and expertise include facilitation of literacy across the secondary curriculum and advisory work in secondary English. Robyn has also worked as a Te Kotahitanga facilitator. A highly reflective practitioner, Robyn evaluates the impact of her work, with the aim of influencing
positive change and improvement.
Robyn’s current work includes leading a project for the Ministry of Education around the review and redesign of NCEA. She is also the Mentor Manager for Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ and is excited to be part of the EdConnect team.