Pauline has been a secondary English teacher, head of department, secondary adviser, lecturer, publisher and education consultant.
Her particular interest is in facilitating clients to operationalise ideas through supporting them with strategy, thinking, problem solving, conceptualising, synthesising and planning.
Pauline’s work has covered a broad range of strategic projects across a number of organisations including the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Eastern Metropolitan Region of the Department of Education, Victoria, and the Department of Human Services South, Victoria. She spent time in Southern India working with teachers on an intensive professional learning project.
Most recently she has worked with the Eastland Community Trust in Gisborne, and Masterton Lands Trust on their regional education strategies. In 2016 she worked with The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on conceptualising and developing their Learning Philosophy.
She has been the LEOTC education director for Rutherford’s Den at the Christchurch Arts Centre since 2009.
Pauline is a highly experienced resource developer and has worked with the Ministry of Education on numerous resource projects over the years, most recently the Educational Leaders and Māori History websites, and the Sexuality Education guidelines for principals and teachers.
She has written and edited a large number of educational resources, books and reports.
She has worked with individual schools on reviewing strategy.
Pauline has overall responsibility for quality at CORE.
Pauline has expertise in the following areas:
- Strategy and problem solving
- Synthesising and shaping ideas to achieve coherence and clarity
- Developing education stories and case studies
- Qualitative research
- Workshop design and facilitation
- Strategic communications
- Community consultation
- Community engagement
- Resource development
- Not-for-profit governance
Fellow of the Capital Area Writing Project, North Carolina State University.
I grew up on a council estate in Sheffield, England. I think I epitomise the life-changing impact that a decent state school and committed teachers can have on our most under-privileged children. My take on transformation? Equity, social justice and inclusion are a good start.