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

Megan Peterson

Business Development and Innovation Manager

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

Accredited Leading by Learning consultant 

Megan leads our team in making sure that we are at the cutting edge of the education sector. She and the business development and innovation team are charged with figuring out how Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga can keep supporting educators in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas to raise learner achievement and reduce disparity. 

In this role, Megan:

  • works with business partners to find a range of collaboration opportunities
  • pitches our services to organisations
  • generates proposals
  • works with our company leaders on innovative products and services
  • understand the challenges students, teachers, and leaders experience 
  • oversees our marketing team
  • leads new projects and offerings. 
Megan is currently the programme manager for Leading by Learning and continues her work as a consultant. 

She works with intermediate and secondary schools in the following areas: 

  • Leading by Learning
  • assessment for learning 
  • modern learning practices 
  • Mentoring and coaching school leaders and leadership teams 
  • Using formative assessment practices to improve student outcomes, particularly in NCEA.
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.