"I am who I am because of who we all are together."

Jane Nicholls

Publications Lead

Jane joined Evaluation Associates in 2019 to lead our publications portfolio. She has expertise in:

  • New Zealand Curriculum and digital fluency
  • Adult learning pedagogy
  • Content strategy, design, and editing
  • Instructional design
  • Effective project management and team leadership
  • Supporting schools to share their curriculum experiences and learning
  • Video production and post-production
  • Online editing and publication.

Jane’s work is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning. She designs effective, engaging, user-friendly, culturally responsive and inclusive content.

As an experienced learning designer, Jane is collaboratively leading the development of Evaluation Associates' online learning platform. Project management and strategic leadership are lynchpins of Jane’s work. Not only does she lead our publications portfolio, she also has the oversight of the Kohiko Mai project, a Ministry of Education programme for students.

She has a wide and varied range of experience and skill in the education sector. Jane has been a primary school teacher and leader in Australia and New Zealand before moving into the area of teacher professional development as an ICT Facilitator. Prior to joining Evaluation Associates, she spent ten years leading and managing the curriculum support resources programme for CORE Education.

Jane's Master's thesis "Mirrors of practice and windows of possibility" examined the use of digital storytelling for whole school professional development. Jane is a life-long learner. She is currently completing an MBA at the University of Otago, and has a Masters of Education (Distinction), Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching ICT (Distinction), Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts (Education). Jane combines her extensive educational knowledge and business management skills to her work leading Evaluation Associates' publications portfolio.

When not working Jane’s favourite things to do are to engage in hot yoga, indulge her photography habit, and listen to the bands Koizilla and Mary Berry.