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Greg Carroll

Regional PLD Manager and Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)


2020 New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Facilitator Institute
2006 Art of Facilitation (Joan Dalton and David Anderson)
2000 National Diploma in Educational Management, Canterbury University
1989 B.Ed. Canterbury University
1988 Dip.Tch. Christchurch College of Education

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 027 415 3921

Accreditation Number: ACC 219

Region: Otago / Southland

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Professional profile

Greg was a principal for nearly 20 years before joining CORE Education in 2012. He jointly led the Learning with Digital Technologies programme across Aotearoa from 2013-16, and in this role was supporting more than 50 facilitators in their work across the country. During this time he also worked with many different groups developing their strategic thinking, and to implement effective collaborative practice and quality curriculum in their settings.

Greg has particular expertise and experience in school change and supporting leaders at all levels to be the best they can be. He has facilitated whole school improvement initiatives in many different contexts including new builds, post-earthquake Christchurch, in existing spaces, and in clusters and Kāhui Ako.

An increasing part of Greg's mahi is the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) programme, where he facilitates in schools and clusters across Te Wai Ponamu (the South Island). Greg has presented at NPDL conferences and forums across Aotearoa, and internationally in both Australia and Canada.

Greg is an experienced and effective coach and mentor. He has worked with school leaders, teams and individuals as part of CORE's coaching and mentoring programme, and in MoE and school funded initiatives.


Digital fluency

Greg helped lead the team delivering Digital Fluency PLD across Aotearoa for six years. He has supported a wide range of different whole school initiatives and worked with leadership teams and individuals designing and delivering professional learning programmes. Teacher and leader Inquiry is often a key component of Greg’s work.

Greg has delivered workshops on using the Google, Apple and Microsoft ecosystems and tools effectively in leadership, administration and classroom practice. He is adept at supporting leaders and teachers to integrate effective digital pedagogies into their classroom and personal learning programmes.


Greg has considerable experience as a principal and leader of effective school change. He has worked with leadership teams across Australia and Aotearoa developing strategic and professional learning programmes focused on improving outcomes in many different settings. Greg is an experienced facilitator of collaborative and team processes and has expertise supporting groups to work together in effective ways.

His contributions to the CORE Education blog often explore different aspects of leadership and change practice as well as practical and relevant classroom pedagogy.


Greg is an experienced coach and mentor. He has successfully supported leadership initiatives, teams and individual development. He has particular expertise supporting teams where gaining consensus and working collaboratively are key goals.

Responsive practice

Greg has experience working in different cultural contexts and in a wide variety of school change and development settings. He has experience in designing and supporting programmes which cater for students with additional learning needs.

Effective pedagogy and localised curriculum design

Greg has supported schools and Kāhui Ako with designing their curriculum programmes to ensure consistency and quality practice.  His work in NPDL is a key part of this, and the NPDL framework provides a valuable support for those exploring ways to deepen learning outcomes and have an aligned focus on localised and community impact outcomes.

Evaluative capability and assessment for learning

Greg has considerable experience in making sense of complex data and sharing information in ways that make sense to everyone. He is familiar with using a variety of tools and frameworks for effective self review and with designing professional learning programmes to address specific needs.  

Personal statement

I am an experienced school leader and mentor and have a passion for ensuring that our education system supports all learners, teachers and leaders to achieve their potential and be the best they can be. My leadership experience gives me a clear understanding of supporting change and the fundamental importance of collaborative practice and strong relationships at all levels. Supporting school leaders and clusters to have a clear vision, and to design high quality professional learning is my passion. One of my strengths is supporting teams of all sizes to make sense of complexity and develop effective plans and programmes for improvement.

I have provided leadership in a wide range of often complex professional learning initiatives for many years and have coached and mentored many aspiring and experienced leaders. I believe strongly that building effective relationships and ways of working together is fundamental to powerful, effective and sustainable change.