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Ruthanne Kennedy

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium) and ePrincipal — ESOL


2017 MA in Applied Linguistics (Distinction) - Victoria University of Wellington
2012 GradDipLing - Victoria University of Wellington
2012 DipIS&T - Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
2007 DipBusSt - Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
2004 BEd - University of Canterbury
1986 DipTch - Christchurch College of Education

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 127 1439

Accreditation Number: ACC 812

Region: Wellington

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Ruthanne Kennedy

Professional profile

Ruthanne is an experienced educator, facilitator and leader.  She has a background in primary teaching but for the last 11 years has specialised in teaching English Language learners in years 0 - 13, both face-to-face and online. For the last four years she has also led the online Accelerated English Language Learning (ACCELL) programme as eprincipal. 


  • Applying English Language Learning Principles
  • Using the English Language Learning Progressions
  • Leading and applying assessment for learning
  • Developing student and teacher eportfolios
  • Literacy learning and leadership
  • Supporting Vocabulary Development
  • Developing Oral language to support literacy
  • Digital and blended learning
  • Online course design and development
  • Effective Team leadership
  • Leading and applying reflective practice
  • Leading and applying teaching as inquiry
  • Developing Professional development resources
  • Facilitation

Conference presentations

2017: uLearn17 - Developing oral language and interaction through digital technology

2015: uLearn15 - Using digital tools in literacy and English Language Learning

Professional memberships

  • Wellington Association of Teachers of ESOL
  • New Zealand Educational Institute

Personal statement

I enjoy supporting teachers in their professional learning and seeing the personal growth and fulfillment when it results in improved outcomes for students. I am passionate about empowering all learners to have agency in their learning journey - whether teachers or students.  I believe that all learners can achieve success with appropriate support.