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About Me

PLD Facilitator - Education Consultant


A 20-year career in education including five years in the UK specialising in formative assessment and curriculum development.
The most recent 12 years working in education settings across the Tairawhiti, Wairoa and East Coast districts. Roles have included: Principal of Tiniroto Primary School, Higher Learning ICT PD Cluster Project Leader & Facilitator, eLearning/ePortfolio Workshop Facilitator, Formative Assessment Adviser, Aurora Education Foundation GATE Facilitator, Acting Principal Hatea-a-Rangi School, specialist Appraiser - Principal / Whole School.



Professional Development for Schools

Appraisal & Performance Management

PLD Specialty Areas

Specialty Areas

  • Assessment for learning including assessment tools and OTJs

  • Learner agency

  • Local curriculum design and implementation - rich and relevant learning

  • Performance Management - Teaching as inquiry

  • Digital Technologies and effective eLearning

  • Positive behaviour for learning

  • Action based pathways

  • Raising Student Achievement– assessment, data analysis, inquiry, monitoring and real time reporting

  • Flexible and able to tailor learning for individuals and whole school needs


Performance Management & Appraisal

Summative and Formative Options

My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each school.

This can be specifically at the Principal level, leadership/management team or whole school.

I work collaboratively throughout the entire process and guarantee measurable results. 



What My Clients Have to Say

Rebecca was lead Principal and Project Director of a Higher Learning ICTPD cluster and when I worked with her between 2007 and 2011. She has substantive knowledge in the areas of accelerating priority learners through improved student agency and enhancing student achievement through formative assessment. She has expertise in Literacy, Numeracy, Inquiry Learning and e Learning. Rebecca is  passionate about ensuring 21st century learners have the best possible opportunities to succeed. Under her leadership I have seen her learners in her school excel through the use of ePortfolios as learning and assessment artefacts. The learners also used them as evidence for their student led conferences.

I have co-authored and co-presented with Rebecca and she is excellent at facilitating professional learning. She has worked confidently with large groups of teachers to enhance their understandings around fostering student agency and assessment capability.

I have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca as a Professional Learning and Development facilitator and Education Consultant.

Dr Jennifer Charteris

Senior Lecturer

University of New England.

Rebecca was contracted to complete two whole school staff appraisals in a limited time at the end of 2019. She was quick, efficient and professional with staff highlighting her ability to quickly build a rapport and gain their respect and trust. Written reports were professional, constructive and readily accepted by staff. I highly recommend Rebecca and can be contacted to qualify comments I have made.

Keriana Tawhiwhirangi


021 330 799

Keriana Tawhiwhirangi

Leadership Coach/Statutory Service Provider

If you are looking for a critical friend and mentor I can highly recommend Rebecca. She brings with her a wealth of experience in education to provide a high quality, robust appraisal process that is focused on reflection, evaluation and inquiry which ultimately contributes to improvements in capability and which values student outcomes.
She works expertly with Boards, Principals, Staff, School whanau and Students to ensure that everyone’s needs are met on the path to improvement.

Katrina Dekker 

Primary School Principal


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Tolaga Bay, New Zealand


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