Colleen Wills

Title: Facilitator
Location: Tauranga
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited

  • Assessment for learning
  • 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
  • Literacy and Te Reo Matatini
  • Localised curriculum
  • Regionally Funded PLD

Phone: 027 775 8555
Email: [email protected]


2021   Master of Education (Teaching  and Learning), University of Waikato

2004   BEd(teaching), Auckland University

2004   Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ICT),    Auckland University

Trained Teacher Certificate from Waikato College of Education

My Experience

The ever-changing kaleidoscope of New Zealand education can take schools, teachers and learning communities on a rollicking learning pathway. Since 2010 I have worked alongside schools to unpack their current position, identify their desired position or goals, and co-construct a prioritised action plan to achieve this. Working collaboratively with leadership teams, we build teacher capability, accelerate student learning outcomes, and promote cohesive learning pathways across the board.

Considerable experience as a teacher, middle leader, deputy principal, education consultant, and PLD facilitator brings value to my role in supporting your professional development. This learning pathway has included working from Year 1 to 10 classes in New Zealand English medium schools, as Head of Language in an IB International school in Germany, and as an Assessment and Leadership consultant in the Middle East. I have developed culturally responsive PLD support with extensive multi-cultural experience in South Auckland, Pasifika, Kura Kaupapa Māori, and International Schools, supporting a deep understanding of high impact teaching pedagogy.

Working with flexibility to meet a learning community’s contextual needs, strengths and aspirations - I am passionate about making a difference while utilising my experience as a facilitator and mentor.