Deborah Reeves

Meet Deborah Reeves, a facilitator at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.






  • MOE Accredited 
  • English Medium Accredited 


  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Leading for Excellence
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Mathematics and Pāngarau


1995 Trained Reading Recovery Teacher

1991 Diploma of Teaching from Palmerston North Teachers College/Massey University

My Experience

Tēnā koutou, Ko Deborah Reeves ahau. Ko Ngāti Kōtimana te iwi. Ko Reeves te hapū.  Ko Hikurangi te maunga. Ko Pakarae te awa. Ko Wainui te moana. Ko Whangarā te marae. Nō Whangarā ahau. Ka nui te mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

Engaging in collaborative inquiry in order to investigate practices and ideas is important, while challenging beliefs and assumptions and addressing authentic nuisances, as demonstrated using the Three Fields of Knowledge - Public, Practitioner, and New Knowledge.

As an experienced facilitator and mentor with an in depth knowledge of mathematical teaching and learning I promote positive learning environments where collaborative learning communities can flourish. Endeavouring to build relational trust and inclusive practice, engaging teachers and leaders to support their growth on pedagogical practices and data literacy enables them to make a difference for their learners.

I believe effective professional learning is contextually located, and to successfully strengthen teacher and leader capability, I encourage supportive communities focused on practice.

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Deborah Reeves