Leadership Advisor - Secondary - South Island

Sandra is the Leadership Advisor for secondary schools and a number of area schools throughout the South Island. She works primarily with beginning principals, and other principals when required.  

Prior to this role she spent 12 years as the Second Principal at Burnside High School and previous to that was Principal at Timaru Girls’ High School for seven years. Sandra has also had secondments into the Education Review Office and to the Advisory Service at the former Christchurch College of Education and consequently is familiar with leadership in both big and small schools.

She is able to assist principals in the areas of:

  • Board/Principal relationships
  • Finance and property
  • Staffing
  • Building leadership teams
  • Leading change
  • Supporting principal Inquiries
  • Supporting principals to develop SMART appraisal goals
  • Being a listening ear

Sandra and her husband live on a lifestyle block in Yaldhurst, just outside Christchurch. They have two grown up children who are both married and two grandchildren. Sandra loves travelling, musical theatre and drama, reading and being involved with the animals and horticultural activities on their lifestyle block.