Vivienne Russell

Meet Vivienne Russell, a facilitator at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.






  • MOE Accredited 
  • English Medium Accredited


  • Assessment for learning
  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Cultural Capability
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Localised curriculum
  • Regionally Funded PLD


2013 Master of Education (1st class honours) Thesis: A programme for gifted Māori in an English-medium secondary school from the University of Auckland

2011 Post Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Auckland

1990 Bachelor of Education from The University of Waikato

1989 Diploma of Teaching from The University of Waikato

My Experience

My ability to build positive relationships, within an affirmative and responsive approach to change, underpin the ways in which I personalise the process of teaching and learning. My experience and expertise in a range of roles and educational settings reflect a commitment to transformative change with improved outcomes for all learners.

Contact details

Vivienne Russell