Anne Milburn

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Anne Milburn


Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Otago University
Trained Teachers Certificate – Canterbury Education Board
Diploma of Teaching – Dunedin Teachers College

Professional profile

Anne is an experienced primary classroom teacher with considerable passion and expertise in junior education. She has worked as a mathematics facilitator delivering professional learning and development for nine years in Otago, Southland and Auckland. She builds strong trusting relationships with leaders, teachers, and children. They relate well to the collaborative and respectful way she approaches all aspects of her work. Anne builds on the existing knowledge, beliefs and learning culture already established in a school, taking into account the diverse needs of students, teachers and learners.

Anne has designed and delivered many workshops to develop teachers’ content knowledge in mathematics and statistics. She has worked with communities of lead teachers as well as provisionally certified teachers. Her workshops are practical and interactive and cater for the varying levels and abilities of the participants. Anne often integrates her mathematics workshop content with other areas of the curriculum including literacy.

Anne is skilled at developing sustainable models of mathematics collaboratively with leadership teams. She ensures that the leaders have the appropriate knowledge and skills to support and sustain mathematics in the school.


  • Models best practice using well researched strategies based on the findings in BES: Effective pedagogy in mathematics
  • Focuses on effecting and sustaining change through building leadership capability
  • Differentiates the PLD to cater for individual needs using a variety of approaches.
  • Develops a shared vision for teaching and learning, involving whānau, communities and learners
  • Transforms teaching and learning through the development of collaborative teaching practices
  • Supports teachers with teaching as inquiry using a collaborative inquiry approach.
Evaluative capability
  • Supports schools to collect and use high-quality data to inform the development of programmes to meet student needs
  • Engages leadership teams in quality conversations about student achievement
  • Uses data to monitor the effectiveness of programmes.
Mentoring and coaching
  • Mentoring and coaching leaders and teachers in culturally responsive ways to raise student achievement and to support professional learning journeys.

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops

  • University of Otago / Auckland / Te Toi Tupu Symposia
  • New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT)
  • Mathematics Association of Victoria (MAV Australia)
  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc (MERGA)
  • Primary Mathematics Association of Auckland (PMA)
  • Ministry of Education Numeracy Hui Auckland

Personal statement

I am passionate about providing the best learning opportunities for all students to realise their potential. I am continually exploring new and innovative ways to improve teaching and learning programmes that promote best pedagogy and are engaging for all. I believe that it is essential to co-construct learning for it to be effective and meaningful and this embodies the heart of my philosophy of education. Building positive relationships with all leaders, teachers, students and their whānau by demonstrating culturally responsive practices supports accelerated progress for all students.