“When teachers, leaders, and students all work with the students' needs at the centre, great things happen.”

Megan Peterson

PLD Consultant - Auckland office

Accredited facilitator for MoE-funded PLD - See Summary of practice

Megan is one of our highly sought-after consultants, based in our Auckland office. She works with intermediate and secondary schools in the following areas: 

  • Assessment for learning 
  • Teaching as inquiry 
  • Modern learning practices 
  • Practice analysis 
  • Mentoring and coaching school leaders and leadership teams 
  • Data analysis 
  • Using formative assessment practices to improve student outcomes, particularly in NCEA 
  • Building and fostering learning focused relationships 
  • Using powerful feedback to close the gaps in learning 
During 2015, in conjunction with her work as a consultant at Evaluation Associates, Megan was a learning leader and teacher at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, a highly innovative new secondary school in Auckland. Megan worked as a leader at this school from its establishment so has a deep understanding of what modern learning practices can achieve and what it takes to ensure that effective pedagogy remains at the heart of all education initiatives.

Megan has a background in secondary education – teaching and middle leadership in classical studies and drama. She has a deep understanding of effective pedagogy and of analysing data to inform teaching and learning. Megan has extensive experience in assessment, particularly in how to empower students and teachers through formative assessment practices within NCEA. She is previous president of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers and she has also been a national moderator for Classical Studies.

Megan has a Master’s degree in Education focusing on assessment for learning. Her research explored how students use, experience and understand written teacher feedback.

In her spare time Megan enjoys snowboarding (although she is not very good), travel and the theatre.

Here are some of the schools Megan has recently worked with:

  • Whangarei Girls' High School 
  • Mahurangi College 
  • St. Paul's College

Testimonial

“Megan has supported our leadership team as we have been going through the process of launching Teaching as Inquiry in our school. Megan is skilled when asking reflective questions and has been integral in helping us shape a programme that is focussed on improving student outcomes."

Associate Principal, Mahurangi College