“I believe that an education system that learns requires from each of us a commitment to being open – open to innovation, collaboration and change. This requires bravery, clarity and a shared sense of purpose.”

Diana Wilkes

PLD Consultant

Diana is a dynamic lifelong learner who leads with her moral compass. She is passionate about innovation in education and empowering leaders, educators and learners with future focused approaches.

Diana works out of our Auckland office, and can assist schools in the following areas:

  • facilitating assessment for learning
  • designing local curriculum in alignment with the New Zealand Curriculum
  • amplifying collaborative teaching and learning pedagogies, practices and approaches for flexible Learning Spaces
  • leading learning with digital technologies and STEAM
  • leading change and change management
  • mentoring and coaching school leaders and leadership teams
  • iterative teacher inquiry, including collaborative approaches
  • developing cohesive teacher and principal professional growth cycles (appraisal) including learning-focused, Practice Analysis Conversations and observations
  • engaging adult learners – supporting leaders to facilitate highly effective PLD with and for their teams.

The design and implementation of Diana’s work is responsive to each school and grounded in best practice that is connected to current research.

Diana holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning) and she is an accredited coach. Diana is an experienced educator, school leader and facilitator. Her recent roles have included:

  • establishing Principal in a full primary in Auckland - 2019
  • moderator on the MOE PLD Application Panel - Auckland
  • assistant Regional Team Leader with the MOE Learning with Digital Technologies PLD programme – Northern region
  • Educational Advisor , Middle East Region - providing support for leaders and teachers to lift achievement and improve practice during nation-wide educational reform.

Outside of work, Diana enjoys riding her motorcycle, going snorkelling, travelling internationally, taking walks and spending time with her husband and their three feline fur babies.