Debra Ryan

PLD Consultant

Debra (Deb) works as an education consultant out of our Wellington office. She lives in the Wairarapa. She supports schools across the Wellington and Manawatu regions and beyond. She works with schools in the following areas:

  • assessment for learning to improve student outcomes

  • teaching and learning as inquiry

  • practice analysis conversations

  • mentoring and coaching school leaders and leadership teams

  • supporting schools with assessment systems and assessment tools such as e-asTTle and the Curriculum Progress Tools.

She supports schools to use a range of standardised assessment tools. She’s incredibly well regarded by schools who work with her, and her available time is always in high demand.
Debra is an experienced educator who has worked in the primary sector. She was a lead teacher of mathematics and of integrated curriculum and assessment.

For the past two years, Debra was the content expert for the Assessment Online TKI site. She drew heavily on her extensive understanding of assessment for learning and assessment systems to make sure the content set teachers and leaders up for success.

Debra has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from Christchurch Teachers' College. She knows that the world of education is forever changing. When you work with Debra you can be confident that she is up to date with what is at the forefront.

Debra and her husband love to spend time with their three young sons, introducing them to the wonderful outdoors of the Wairarapa and all it has to offer – beaches, mountains, rivers, and beautiful inland walks.

Schools that Debra has worked with recently are:

  • Titahi Bay North School

  • Koputaroa School

  • Mangatainoka School

  • Opaki School